• Along main street

    This is actually a view of one of the side streets just off the main street. The street dead ends at the Nam Khan River, just past the coconut palms at the end of the lane.

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  • Along main street

    As of 2005, this street is being redone with brick sidewalks and refurbished shop fronts using UNESCO funds. Its essential look, though, is the same as in 1957.

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  • Along main street

    The sheets hanging in front of the stores shown here are used to provide some relief from the sun.

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  • Along main street

    The women in this image are from the Tai Dam ethnic group. This small commercial section of Luang Prabang is not only notable for its economic activity but as this slide makes clear it is also home to…

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  • Tribal man main street, tribal women selling forest products on sidewalk

    These tribal people, perhaps Akha or Yao (Mien), have generated some interest with the products they have brought to sell in Luang Prabang. This can be seen from the Lao people who have gathered to pe…

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  • View of a number of shops along main street, bicycles lined up, selling tin pails, clothing, electric pole visible, upper story probably used for resi…

    A group of Chinese children plays in front of this line of shops in Luang Prabang's small business district. The second floors of these stores are their homes.

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  • Street scene

    Luang Prabang's main street, Thanon Sisavangvong. Site: L-54, Coordinates: TH 0302

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  • Street scene

    Main street scene in Luang Prabang with pedicabs in the foreground. Site: L-54, Coordinates: TH 0302

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  • Along secondary street

    This appears to be just off the main street of Luang Prabang. Note the temple gate on the right.

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  • Townsfolk watching royal wedding

    Luang Prabang residents are lined up along the town's main street in this image. The town's residents must have seen this as a big event, especially since the royal family did not live cloistered off…

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  • Street scene

    Luang Prabang's main street (that runs past the royal palace) with shophouses on both sides and pedestrians (including a Buddhist monk) on the sidewalk and pedicabs, bicyclists and motorcyclists on th…

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  • Samlaw drivers

    The girl on the samlaw is using an umbrella for protection from the sun. This is done not only to protect oneself from the heat; Lao women do it to keep their skin from becoming darker. The temple in…

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  • Main town street from top of Phu Si

    The Luang Prabang royal palace is just out of sight to the left of these shop fronts. This main street is alternately called Thanon Phothisalat or Thanon Sakkhaline (both named after former kings) dep…

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