Ryan is going to be doing some of the writing here now so that we can keep this blog going! So start checking the author if you’re wondering which one of us wrote it.
Tourism is the fastest growing industry in Laos. Wanderlust magazine rates Luang Prabang as the top city to visit in the world! We’ve often missed enjoying the places we’ve lived because we’ve been so focused on life and work. So, this time we’re trying not to let this golden opportunity slip by. We’re living here now, so we might as well figure out what all the fuss is about.
The Kuang Si butterfly garden is listed as one of the top places to see. We’ve been pass it before on the way to the waterfall of the same name but didn’t have time to check it out. With a family full of girls it is bound to be a hit!
The Dutch couple that put this place together did an amazing job in a relatively short amount of time. The grounds of the park are beautifully landscaped and full of butterfly attracting flowers.
At the end of the path is the main attraction – a huge butterfly enclosure. There can be up to 80 species of butterflies in here during rainy season.
One of the best things about the park for the girls were the admission tickets with the butterflies on them.
I decided to just go for it with the closeup butterfly nature shots. Nat Geo will probably be knocking on my door next week.
We’ve got a couple information nerds in our family, so really enjoyed the guide they gave us at the entrance to the park and learned a lot.
A little bonus was the free fish spa. I’m sure you’ve seen or heard of these. They usually have them at a spa. You stick your feet in and the fish nibble off your dead skin. Lucky little devils!
There was a lot of squealing going on from the tickles. Sad to say, I didn’t get to do it, so I guess I’ll be nibbling the dead skin off my own feet. We are having fun taking advantage of where we are living right now as local tourists.
What’s the best thing to do in your area? Have you gone and done it?