Laos Budget Travel Tuesday, Oct 24, 2006, 12:00 AM Buddha Park in Vientiane (Photo: Jun Takagi) Budget Travel LLC, 2016



Buddha Park in Vientiane (Photo: Jun Takagi)
Making a Lao staple, spicy papaya salad, at one of the many Vientiane food stalls (Photo: Jun Takagi)
Crispy pork and rice from Namphou Coffee (Photo: Jun Takagi)
Rush hour in Vientiane (Photo: Jun Takagi)
A convenient hiding spot in Buddha Park (Photo: Jun Takagi)
Patuxay, a victory monument, straddles a busy Vientiane avenue (Photo: Jun Takagi)
The Talat Khua Din market in Vientiane (Photo: Jun Takagi)
Restaurants along the Mekong River in Vientiane (Photo: Jun Takagi)
The Mekong River in Luang Pabrang (Photo: Jun Takagi)
A slithery snack from Luang Prabang's market (Photo: Jun Takagi)
Wat Mai temple in Luang Prabang (Photo: Jun Takagi)
Luang Pabrang locals (Photo: Jun Takagi)
Alternative transportation in Luang Prabang (Photo: Jun Takagi)
A monk waits for a ritual offering (Photo: Jun Takagi)
Pak Ou caves are filled with thousands of Buddha statues (Photo: Jun Takagi)
Kuang Sii waterfalls (Photo: Jun Takagi)
A sunset over the Mekong River in Luang Prabang (Photo: Jun Takagi)
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