Early in the morning, the villagers wait for the monks to provide them with food
The old royal city of Luang Prabang has preserved its original character. Hundreds of pagodas, temples and Buddhist monasteries characterise the cityscape. The last Laotian king, Sisavang Vatthana, resided here until 1975. He was deported with his wife and the crown prince to a political re-education camp, where the family perished. The royal palace is now the National Museum.