The king left town after the revolution in 1975. And things have sure looked up for Luang Prabang since. It is hardly an 'undiscovered secret' any longer. It still has streets with french colonial building, a smattering of glittering temples, and a lazy, restful and refreshing air. Apart from enjoying the fine food, buying handcrafts at the Night Market or a stoping for coffee and a croissant at one of the many cafes, there are elephants to ride, waterfalls to be photograhed and bears to relieve of thir boredom. At least we found time to do these things during our four day stay.