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.
Waterfalls, Temples and Cafes
You can search for that perfect souvenir with a trip to Night Market, a favorite shopping spot in Luang Prabang. Stroll along the riverfront in this culturally-rich area, or seek out the biking trails.
Explore the lovely green spaces of Mount Phu Si and enjoy the biking trails in Luang Prabang. Amble around this culturally-rich area's riverfront, or seek out the local tours.
Enjoy a stop at Wat Xieng Thong, a landmark worth seeing in Luang Prabang. Stroll along the riverfront in this culturally-rich area, or seek out the biking trails.
Create a fashionable bag from recyclable materials, practicing sewing skills with a seamstress to produce a waterproof design featuring your own personal touches. Decide how you want your bag to look, avoiding the mass-manufactured product that everyone else has.
This Pha Theung Jungle Explorer Tour gives you a chance to discover not only the breathtaking landscapes of both of the Nam Ou and mighty Mekong rivers together with their surrounding areas but also a visit to the famous and holy Pak Ou Caves.
Enjoy a private, guided tour to see the breathtaking Kuang Si Falls and the tiered pools of turquoise water that surround the levels of falls. Take a dip in the water, then explore neighboring villages where you can watch the production of fluffy white cotton and rare Sa paper.
Cool off in the misty waters of Kuang Si Falls, pop between rural villages to get a look at a more traditional way of life, and browse handicrafts at a local market on this private excursion. With an experienced local guide, check out a market at Phosi and watch the sunset at a stunning stupa.
This half day tour offers you a chance to visit the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall which is an ideal place to relax with cool water and a lovely natural landscape. In addition, joining this tour, you will visit some traditional village and learn about the daily life and activities of the locals.
We start at 9 am/1:30 pm and you will spend one morning to experience and learn about a nonprofit organization named Laos Buffalo Dairy, The tour you will take which will give you chance including Buffalo ice cream, coffee and a choice of one of 3 cakes, which were all made from the produce on the farm, buffalo milk, eggs from the chickens.