Situated in northern part of the country, in a valley at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, Luang Prabang is a real gem of Laos. The entire place is a perfect blend of ancient past, French colonial influences, Asian tradition and stunning nature. There is something pretty around every corner, from tree-lined boulevards, Royal Palace to over 30 Buddhist temples with gilded roofs.
To be fair it came as a bit of a surprise to me how small Luang Prabang actually is. One of my friends was living there for four months, working as a social media consultant for an eco-fashion company and he definitely managed to generate enough hype about the place that I pictured it as a much bigger town.