World Food Photo 4 – Night Market Luang Prabang, Laos.
While cycling up The Mekong River last year I spent perhaps longer than I should in the charming city of Luang Prabang. Built on the confluence of the Nam Ka and Mekong rivers it has been a vital hub for Laos for generations. The seat of the Laos Royal family, a judicial center for the French and with a strong Buddhist community, it is now a tourist destination that is getting more and more popular.
Both the positive and negative effects of this booming industry can been seen in Luang Prabang and if you get the chance to pass through here make sure to eat at the night market. Here all sorts of local food is available from Mekong river weed to dried buffalo skin.
This photo was taken in the early evening, while a food vendor tried to keep the flies from his selection of grilled pork, chicken and Mekong river fish.
This image is part of a collection of World Food Photos I am putting togeather to showcase the variety of food we eat around the world. For the last five years I have been cycling and eating all over the world and useing the link below you can see more from this collection.
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