Grocery Shopping in Luang Prabang City

Luang Prabang MarketI had spent a long day walking around Luang Prabang and exploring the famous waterfall just outside the city. Despite this, I still needed to eat, so I set out to find some dinner and roamed the streets along the rivers to find something. After walking far enough south along the Khan, I found Kitsalat road and turned back, taking it across town, northwest, toward the Mekong. I found myself walking through this street market full of freshly grown fruits and vegetables. For those of you who don’t know, Lao PDR is renowned for their abundance of high-quality, organic produce. Something that the government is now actively working to protect.

Luang Prabang City is famous amongst tourists for its night market, which I could tell from the falling sun, staring me in the face. After walking past most of this market, I turned around to evaluatethe scene. My timing was impeccable. This young girl and her mom stood, just having finished a purchase and likely about to start their drive home right in front of me. Raising my camera must have caught the young girls’ attention as she looked up at me, the falling sun at my back, and stared inquisitively. Click.

Nikon FE, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 on Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400

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