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New Years in Luang Prabang vs. Chiang Mai

Posted by Kostichka on 26/2/2009 at 10:32

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.



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Posted by somtam2000 on 26/2/2009 at 18:21 admin

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.

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Posted by basejump on 21/3/2009 at 12:28


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

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Posted by brucemoon on 26/3/2009 at 07:15

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


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