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New Years in Luang Prabang vs. Chiang Mai

  • Kostichka

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    Hey everyone,
    I will be heading to Thailand and Laos in April. I have the flexibility to be either in Chiang Mai or Luang Prabang for New Year festivities. I heard that both are great time but can anyone provide me with more details? how are the celebrations different in each town, etc.

    Thanks,

    Kostja

    #1 Posted: 26/2/2009 - 10:32

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  • somtam2000

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    Hi Kostja,
    My vote would go for Luang Prabang -- mainly because the holiday goes for longer ;-) but seriously, if you can choose between the two and are looking for a mix of fun and "cultural" activities, then LP is the better bet in my opinion.

    We'll actually be publishing a bunch of new Year preparatory stuff in the coming weeks, so check back in a bit for more info.

    #2 Posted: 26/2/2009 - 18:21

  • basejump

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    somtam2000


    just wondering when you will be publishing the " new Year preparatory stuff" you mentioned - getting close now

    #3 Posted: 21/3/2009 - 12:28

  • brucemoon

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    Yep, Somtam, I'd also like to read the material before I head off next Tuesday (eventually) to LP for New Year.

    cheers

    #4 Posted: 26/3/2009 - 07:15

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