Most of the vehicles in Luang Prabang are two wheelers: motorcycles, scooters and bicycles. The public transport consists mostly of tuk tuks (for local trips) and minivans (to shuttle tourists to the sites outside the city). There were relatively few cars in Luang Prabang.
As I walked around I noticed some unusual vehicles and I had fun taking photos of them. I hadn’t seen one of these old VW Beetles in a long time. I think Mexico City still has hundreds of them serving as taxi cabs.
A sign inside the above Mercedes Benz explained that this model was “designed exclusively for governments around the world, in Laos was part of the Royal Escort fleet.”
Parked near the Mercedes Benz, this Citroen also had a sign in its window describing it, stating, “This icon of Luang Prabang is one of the only two original Citroens in Laos. Custom ordered at the same time as the Citroen that belonged to the King, currently exhibited at the Royal Museum.”
4 thoughts on “Thu 26 Feb 2015”
Nice autos there Sharad. I Am jealous that you are in such a warm part of the world.
Thanks for the report on the auto and transport examples. Wish I saw cars this interesting here. I’ll take the Citroen. Also, if the tuktuk has a 9 for 9 people why does the VW have a 9 on its door?
Good point Mark. I remember going to a circus as a kid and one of the acts involved something like 23 clowns coming out of a VW!
Indeed the weather is nice here Pete. I am not missing NYC weather!