Visit Luang Prabang

The Huc Bridge, Hoan Kiem Lake
Old Quarter
Souvenir shops in Old Quarter
Water Puppet Theatre
Luang Prabang is an outstanding example of the fusion of traditional architecture and Lao urban structures with those built by the European colonial authorities in the 19th and 20th centuries. Its unique, remarkably well-preserved townscape illustrates a key stage in the blending of these two distinct cultural traditions.

The town has more than 30 beautifully gilded temples and is a spiritual centre for the entire country. At dawn, saffron-robed monks stream through narrow streets and alleys between buildings dating back to the French colonial era, collecting alms from their neighbours in the gentle morning light. The temple of Wat Xieng Thong is a highlight with its intricate mosaics and painted figurines, while the hilltop Wat Phu Si affords wonderful views over the town, the Mekong River and surrounding mountains.

Outside Luang Prabang itself there are many small minority villages to be explored, providing some good trekking opportunities, as well as the picturesque Kuang Si waterfalls.

 
 

TOP 10 THINGS TO SEE AND DO

01 Explore this beautiful and well maintained town by foot
02 Visit thousands of Buddha statues in Pak Ou Caves
03 Walk around the Luang Prabang Night Market
04 Try various local Lao restaurants along the Mekong River roadside
05 Visit  craft  Whisky Village
06 
catch the amazing sunsets or view the entire city in Phu Si Hill
07 A walk around Temples and Wats
08 Explore the Tad Sae Waterfalls
09 Easy trekking into a local Khammu village 
10 Elephant Riding
 

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