Myths & Folklore, the Origins of Luang Prabang - Evening
The Lao have a rich tradition of storytelling and the colourful legends describing the origins of the country are beloved by everyone. Tonight join a not-for-profit organization working to keep this tradition alive.
Head to an old colonial house that has been converted into a small theatre. Enjoy a one-hour performance during which time the mystical legends of Laos are presented by local actors. With space for just 30 in the audience, the folktales seem to come to life on stage.
The stories are presented in English and will explain the origin of Luang Prabang and its landmarks. As well it will introduce the traditional characters of Lao folklore and features classic jokes beloved by locals. The stories are accompanied by traditional music played on the khene, a bamboo mouth organ. This unique instrument is only found in Laos and Northern Thailand and is always played when folktales are being told.
After the show head to a café on the banks of the Mekong River for a drink. Enjoy a fresh juice or a cup of Lao coffee while admiring the evocative photos of Laos that decorate the walls. Then return to the hotel or venture in to town to explore the night market.
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