Luang Prabang Vacation Packages
The north central Lao city of Luang Prabang features an intriguing mix of traditional Lao architecture and European aesthetic, earning it a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Explore the city to experience the beautifully preserved 19th and 20th-century architecture or discover natural attractions just outside the town.
Although it may require an early start to your day, you will not regret walking to Sakkaline Road at dawn. Every morning, the city’s monks walk along the road and collect alms of rice from kneeling locals and tourists alike. It is a privilege to take part in this peaceful and reverent tradition.
For a truly opulent trip back in time, visit Haw Kham. This royal palace was built in 1904 during the French colonial era. Explore the manicured grounds and outbuildings. You can tour the State Rooms and the residential quarter. The palace’s Throne Room holds the Crown Jewels of Laos. Another wing hosts traveling exhibits and art installations. Wat Xieng Thong, the Temple of the Golden City, is not to be missed. This Buddhist temple, located on the city’s northern peninsula, is comprised of over 20 structures and lush gardens. The gold-embossed outer wall of the main temple is an exquisite sight to behold.
The natural beauty of Kuang Si Falls might just take your breath away. Water cascades down this magnificent three-tier waterfall into a series of small turquoise pools. Most of the pools are open for swimming.
Take a short trip outside the city to Pak Ou Caves. The two craggy caves overlook the Mekong River. Examine the hundreds of miniature Buddha sculptures that have been laid out on rows of shelves lining the caves’ walls.
There are several ways to get into Luang Prabang . The airport, located just north of the city, has regular flights to several other destinations in Asia. You can also reach most major cities in Laos by boat or bus.
Accommodation in Luang Prabang
Securing a booking for a great hotel or apartment is is an important first step if you are after a memorable vacation. You can encounter the best located and most popular Luang Prabang hotels on Expedia's hotel deals page.
Discerning travelers seeking hotels and apartments at the upper-end of the scale won't be disappointed, Luang Prabang offers some upmarket stays, such as the Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao, at Phou Vao Road, and the Luang Prabang View Hotel, at Phou Meo. The Satri House, at 057 Phothisarath Road, and the Sofitel Luang Prabang, at Manomai St, Ban Mano are two more competitively priced listings that may be worth considering if you're traveling on a tight budget.