Where to eat – Baw Pen Yang Art Gallery & Restaurant

I’d been in Luang Namtha almost two weeks before I stumbled upon Baw Pen Yang. A town with an indiscernible lack of easily obtainable ‘go here to eat!’ Lonely Planetesque advice (that’s where we come in); this is one that would be altogether too easy to miss lest you’re the sort prone to explore the […]

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Buddhist Lent ending celebrations continue…

Loi Krotung festival in Luang Namtha

Wow, what an amazing evening we had letting off lantens, watching the ‘rocket’ fireworks and seeing the first boats – the same boats that we put our offerings to the temple in this morning – be launched into the river for good luck. We also set banana tree & flower ‘boats’ into the water, the […]

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1st morning of end of Buddhist Lent

Luang Namtha alms giving celebrations for the end of Buddhist Lent

We had a fantastic morning today for the celebrations of the end of Buddhist Lent. We got up at 5am to pay our respects at the temple, giving alms to the monks and being blessed for the upcoming year. We started off by filling our bowls with various items to give – you must give […]

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