Smiles of Laos | Photo Essay | Part 1

Smiles of Laos is a two part photo essay showcasing the lovely people of Laos in both posed and candid portraits. The following photos are from the capital city of Vientiane and the cultural hub Luang Prabang.  The Laos people are possibly the most gentile and laid back in all of South East Asia.  The pace of life just slows right down when you cross the border from neighbouring countries Vietnam and Thailand.  It’s a place I never get tired of visiting.  Enjoy the smiling faces travel photos below:

Smiles of Laos is a two part photo essay showcasing the lovely people of Laos in both posed and candid portraits from Vientiane and Luang Prabang.

These two young monks share a laugh as they walk down a quiet street in Luang Prabang, Laos.

Smiles of Laos is a two part photo essay showcasing the lovely people of Laos in both posed and candid portraits from Vientiane and Luang Prabang.

These cute children enjoy a moment of play together as they smile and laugh out loud – Luang Prabang, Laos.

Smiles of Laos is a two part photo essay showcasing the lovely people of Laos in both posed and candid portraits from Vientiane and Luang Prabang.

A friendly Laos vendor at the night market in Luang Prabang, Laos.

Smiles of Laos is a two part photo essay showcasing the lovely people of Laos in both posed and candid portraits from Vientiane and Luang Prabang.

A cute family portrait is slightly off kilter by the motorbike this is zooming on past.

Smiles of Laos is a two part photo essay showcasing the lovely people of Laos in both posed and candid portraits from Vientiane and Luang Prabang.

Some Laos ladies stare at a photography and giggle together.

Smiles of Laos is a two part photo essay showcasing the lovely people of Laos in both posed and candid portraits from Vientiane and Luang Prabang.

This is one of my favourite photos.  As the night market was about to close these two vendors sat together and shared some music on their mp3 player.

Smiles of Laos is a two part photo essay showcasing the lovely people of Laos in both posed and candid portraits from Vientiane and Luang Prabang.

A cute Laos child plays in the school yard.

Smiles of Laos is a two part photo essay showcasing the lovely people of Laos in both posed and candid portraits from Vientiane and Luang Prabang.

A Laos vendor smiles during a transaction with her customer.

Smiles of Laos is a two part photo essay showcasing the lovely people of Laos in both posed and candid portraits from Vientiane and Luang Prabang.

These two laugh hysterically as they shake the alms they are about to present to the monks.

Smiles of Laos is a two part photo essay showcasing the lovely people of Laos in both posed and candid portraits from Vientiane and Luang Prabang.

A Laos lady with a bit of a lonely smile sits patiently waiting for a customer at the night market.

Smiles of Laos is a two part photo essay showcasing the lovely people of Laos in both posed and candid portraits from Vientiane and Luang Prabang.

These two smiles in anticipation of the Alms giving.

Smiles of Laos is a two part photo essay showcasing the lovely people of Laos in both posed and candid portraits from Vientiane and Luang Prabang.

A young friendly vendor with a genuine smile.

Smiles of Laos is a two part photo essay showcasing the lovely people of Laos in both posed and candid portraits from Vientiane and Luang Prabang.

This lady appears to be ecstatic over what is happening during the Alms Giving ceremony.

Smiles of Laos is a two part photo essay showcasing the lovely people of Laos in both posed and candid portraits from Vientiane and Luang Prabang.

Two cute girls with very different facial expressions.

Smiles of Laos is a two part photo essay showcasing the lovely people of Laos in both posed and candid portraits from Vientiane and Luang Prabang.

A lovely lady smiles with her baby on her back.

Smiles of Laos is a two part photo essay showcasing the lovely people of Laos in both posed and candid portraits from Vientiane and Luang Prabang.

A group of ladies sit down and enjoy a smiling moment together.

Smiles of Laos is a two part photo essay showcasing the lovely people of Laos in both posed and candid portraits from Vientiane and Luang Prabang.

Some Laos monks.

Smiles of Laos is a two part photo essay showcasing the lovely people of Laos in both posed and candid portraits from Vientiane and Luang Prabang.

A smiling lady.

Smiles of Laos is a two part photo essay showcasing the lovely people of Laos in both posed and candid portraits from Vientiane and Luang Prabang.

A smiling police officer.

Smiles of Laos is a two part photo essay showcasing the lovely people of Laos in both posed and candid portraits from Vientiane and Luang Prabang.

A cute smiling pose from a happy couple.


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