Kuang Si Waterfall is a three tier waterfall about 29 kilometres (18 mi) south of Luang Prabang.
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Luang Prabang Night Market is a nightly event that takes place between 17:00 and 23:00.
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The Royal Palace Museum in Laung Prabang (also known as “Haw Kham”) was once Laos' Royal Palace.
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Wat Visoun or Wisunalat is the oldest and perhaps the most beautiful temple of Luang Prabang.
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Mount Phousi is an extremely sacred place for Laotian people. On its summit sits a golden That Chomsi stupa.
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Wat Xiengthong , a symbol of great historic importance, this magnificent masterpiece is characteristic of the Luang Prabang style and features an elaborate tree of life mosaic
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The Pak Ou Caves are one of the most treasured religious symbols of the Louang Prabang Province.
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Ban Phanom is a village in Luang Prabang Province, Laos. It is located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) east of Luang Prabang. The Lue peoples of this village are noted in particular for their cotton and silk weaving.
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Dalat Sao in Luang Prabang.
Wat Aham, history of both Buddhism and spirit worship. The temple was built in 1818 on the site of a much older temple dating back to 1527.
Luang Prabang combines a spectacular natural setting and distinctive built heritage with traditional arts and crafts, food, language, festivals and rituals.
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Luang Prabang’s residents have very quickly taken advantage of the economic benefits of tourism by finding work in many new tourism-related enterprises.
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For those of you who are looking for a gentle and easy river to enjoy kayaking down whilst taking in the sights a trip on the Nam Khan River is the answer.
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Morning Market is a great place to see the daily life of Vientiane local people
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Luang Prabang overview

Luang Prabang is very famous for its ancient capital, which is located along the Mekong River and is a UNESCO cultural heritage site. Luang Prabang is unlike any other ancient city in the world, with its winding streets and sparkling lanterns at night.

Best time to visit Luang Prabang

The dry season, from November to February, is the best time to visit Luang Prabang, with temperatures ranging from 15 to 30 degrees Celsius.

River travel is best between November and January when the Mekong River has sufficient water levels to allow easy passage along Laos’ waterway. From March to July, the temperature ranges from 25 to 35 degrees.

How to travel to Luang Prabang?

Luang Prabang international airport (LPQ) is only about 4 kilometers from the city center, so taking a private transfer/taxi is simple and inexpensive, or you can experience it by tuk-tuk, a popular vehicle of locals in Laos for this short route.

The bus ride from Vientiane (Laos’ capital) to Luang Prabang takes approximately 10hrs, while the flight takes 1hr. It takes a 1hr flight from Hanoi, Vietnam, a 2hrs15min flight from Siem Reap, Cambodia, and a 1hr 15min flight from Bangkok, Thailand.

Crossing the border in Thailand from Chiang Khong to Huay Xai and taking a boat up or down the Mekong through spectacular and scenic countryside is one of the most delightful and popular ways to get to Luang Prabang. The slow boat trip will take two days, with an overnight stop in Pakbeng.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

1. Do not miss to experience and talk with the children in the Tribal village
2. Must explore the Mekong Smile boat (a boat trip) – very relaxing and amazing
3. Best lodging is Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge resort
4. Enjoying the textiles in Laos – Pakbeng market
5. Pak Ou Caves is a treat, home to 4000 buddhas in a cave!
6. Best adventure: The elephant village camp in Luang Prabang and feeding and footing on elephants in the Mekong!
7. Walking through the Luang Prabang street market, starting right after the morning ALMS ceremony!
8. Visiting a shop where a master weaver creates the most unique and beautiful products
9. Enjoying the Ban Chan pottery village & Khmu Village
10. Staying at a hotel in Luang Prabang, eating along the river across the street.

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