Garden of Eden & The Bamboo Bridge – Luang Prabang.

Perched over the Mekong river in Luang Prabang is a bamboo bridge, leading from one side of town to an island.

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During the rainy season the bridge does not exist, it is rebuilt when the rains stop.

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I sat on the bank for a while and watched novice monks walk single file across the bamboo and children splashing and playing in the waters below.

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On the island, up the flight of stairs and directly on your right is a small shop called “Garden of Eden” and they sell the most beautiful handmade jewelry.

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Usually, they hold jewellery class workshops but unfortunately and much to my dismay, the teacher was away for the duration I was planning on spending in Luang Prabang.

They have hundred of beautiful little wire rings, macrame necklaces and all sorts of other wonderful designs.

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I fell in love with this red necklace and a white stone macrame ring which I couldn’t walk away from!

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It’s nice to have some lightweight souvenirs that I will actually love and put to use!

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18 thoughts on “Garden of Eden & The Bamboo Bridge – Luang Prabang.

  1. Luang Prabang looks so enchanting and untouched. The bamboo bridge is really fascinating, it is interesting to note that it is rebuilt every year. Seeing it I was reminded of the canopy walk in Rwanda, East Africa which is a rope bridge that hangs 50 metres above the rain forests.

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  2. That’s a simple but pretty place. We love walking on wooden/bamboo bridges, especially if they sway a little and make creaking sounds. The sounds of the countryside. 🙂 The handmade blings are really nice; we always buy some handicrafts (as long as they’re not made of animals or endangered flora) whenever we visit the place to help the local economy. 🙂

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  3. I feel like I might be a little terrified to cross that Bamboo Bridge, but the pay off at the other side looks worth it! I’ve never visited this part of the world, but I’d really love to – thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. I visited Luang Prabang and thought I’d missed the bridge, I was there in rainy season so I guess it was not there. I would have definitely crossed it if it was up when I went.

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  5. What a wonderful exploration. Love the simplicity of it. The bamboo bridges, the monks, the handicrafts, the jewellery, the wildflowers, the scenery. Simply a place to relax and indulge in simple pleasures 🙂

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  6. LP is one of my favorite city in Laos. Your post brought back many memories. Love your pictures too. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  7. How incredible that they make that bridge every single year. Most people cannot imagine doing the same task more than once. I wonder why the island is so important that they build the bridge every year.

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    1. I’m not relly sure why it is so important either! As at a quick glance, there did not seem to be a lot there. However, I did see lots of novice monks crossing the bridge every day so my assumption would be a temple perhaps?

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