On the map, Nam Khan River looks like a stubborn child that is close to Me Kong River but still runs along parallel for a distance before joining his mother and creating a peninsula. In the beginning of peninsula, on the intersection of Me Kong and Nam Khan Rivers, there is a pagoda called Xieng Thoong.
Luang Phrabang has 36 pagodas but this is the most beautiful and ancient, and also the most important. It has the typical architecture of Laos with curved roof and near the ground. The furnitures inside are also the embossments which are sophisticated carved according to the Buddhist legend. The outer temples are also having beautiful embossments. In the peaceful noon, cool wind from Mekong River comes to this pagoda.
In New Year of Laos, the officials and authorities in this area process the Buddhist statue of Prabang from the museum to Wat Xieng Thoong to carry on the ritual of washing Buddha with Champak perfume. In the afternoon, you could back to Phou Si Mountain to enjoy the sunset in Me Kong River. From Phou Si, the sun is going to set would be profiled on Me Kong River between Phou Nang and Phou Thao. In a moment under the allowance of nature, you could witness two classifiers for sun: the upper classifier is majestic and the under classifier is sparkling on the river surface. The landscape looks like a magnificent gold-inlaid picture.