Bamboo Bridge, Luang Prabang

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Cross the Nam Khan River on rickety Bamboo Bridge, which often gets washed away by the rising water during the rainy season. The small fee you'll pay to cross helps a local family rebuild this structure each year. The open-air restaurant on the other side serves delicious local dishes, such as eggplant dip with a mix of black and white rice. Sit on floor cushions with your meal and watch as other travelers and Buddhist monks brave the wobbly bridge. Plan to visit Bamboo Bridge during your Luang Prabang vacation using our convenient Luang Prabang trip planner .
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  • Because the rainy season each year destroys a bridge, you have to rebuild it. Because the entrance is symbolically. Crossing the bridge over the Mekong is great pleasure. On the other side it is worth to come after a few steps and look to the Gallery of handmade jewelry.
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  • Arrived at november 3 and they were almost finished. I was watching them building it, Nice yearly things November 5 it was finished. It feels a bit unstable but thats great for the experience.  more »
  • When we were there, the water was super shallow, but it was interesting to hear how the bridge goes up. Pretty views and sort of scary to walk across as it's not exactly sturdy construction. This is p...  more »
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  • More difficult to reach compare to the another one. Have to climb down a wooden cliff ladder to sand bank, before reaching the bridge.
  • Less popular than the first bamboo bridge but equally nice. Leads to a weaving village
  • Beautiful view. You have to pay to cross.
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