This deeply traditional practice is facing threats from overtourism.
Hire a bike and forget giving alms in the main street unless you know the correct etiquette.
The party vibe doesn't feel forced; these guys look happy to be at work today.
You can sample local flavours without leaving the premises or explore rural attractions with ease.
Luang Prabang is a fusion of temples, French colonial villas and traditional Laos homes on stilts.
The villagers on this trip rarely see tourists. And I'm positive they've never seen one in a bikini.
Light breaks, the jungle's morning chorus begins and the soaring crescendo and fall of the Gibbon cuts through.