The mini-van ride between Phonsavan and Luang Prabang brings you up and over some incredible mountain vistas. This photo was taken when we stopped for lunch at a small road junction that was so high up that the clouds floating by made everything seem like it was in a haze.
Luang Prabang is the former capital of Laos. It's named after the Pha Bang, a celebrated Buddha image that was given to the Laotion king as a gift from the Khmer monarchy:
"Luang" = Great "Prabang" = Pha Bang