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Luang Prabang Travel Guide

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Highlights

  • Experience the ancient town of Luang Prabang where is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995 to get more knowledge of this town
  • Get deeper Laotian culture which is diverse and ancient for travelers learn more
  • Learn more of the ancient royal capital of the Lan Xang Kingdom
  • Discover the beauties of Khoangsi waterfall and Pak Ou cave to see more of the natural wonder as well as more culture of this land
  • Enjoy the night life at Luang Prabang for more enjoyment and discovery its charms

Details

Luang Prabang is situated in northern part of Laos. It is also the former capital of Laos. This is the one of the most famous attractions of Laos and most of the visitors come here every year to enjoy their vacation on this beautiful land.

The golden roofed temples, vestiges of colonial French architecture and timber lao houses attracts the most of visitors to come here and see the beauty of the place. Visitors can see the abundant Buddhist monasteries in Luang Prebang, they can also have a chance to watch the monks passing through the streets and collecting their food for the day.

There are many restaurants and cafes in Luang Prabang which offer the freshest of international cuisine to the visitors and locals. Visitors can enjoy wine and cold beer on the panel of mekong and can try the delicious taste of Lao coffee. The spicy food of the place always remains in demand of everyone. Luang Prabang offers incredible dining experience as well as an astounding range of accommodation to the visitors. Visitors can also find quaint guest houses and five star resorts which offer food items of all tastes from traditional French, Korean, Japanese, Italian, German and Laos food.

The colourful Luang Prabang is a popular destination of Laos for the travellers. The green trees sprinkled with scarlet flowers, shining frangipanis with their aromatic perfume, stunning gold and wine-coloured wats and scorched sienna coats of hundreds of monks and their learners make the place mostly visited by the visitors.

The market is also very fascinating to the visitors; everyone can find attractive silk outfits and ethnic tribe handicrafts. Everyone can buy many pungent spices in the market place. There are also many fine colonial villas of traditional lao architecture.

The city is listed in the UNESCO heritage list. The point for commerce between the Laos, Thailand and China also make the city more known in all over the world. The streets of Luang Prabang can be seen full with motorcycles, bicycles and the people which merely go by foot. The city is beautiful yet maintains its traditional outlook. Visitors can experience the traditional and modern beauty of Luang Prabang by spending their holidays in Laos.

Luang Prabang offers various trekking options to the visitors including fair trek. The basic aim of the trek is to share the income amongst the visited societies and inspire cultural education for the visitors. The people of Luang prabang celebrate various traditional festivals which are often planned on a splendid scale. They follow the Buddhist traditions and customs which integrated with honours paid to spirits of water and land. Visitors can also participate in the festivals of Luang prabang and enjoy the striking culture of the place.

The city contains Royal palace museum, wat xieng thong, phu si, Le banneton and many other places to see by the visitors. Everyone can experience the beauty of the place while on visit to Laos. Luang Prabang Travel Guide provides the information about each and every place of Luang Prabang.

Recommendations

  • Make a city tour in Luang Prabang to visit Wat Xieng Thong Buddhist Temple where is one of the most beautiful and significant monuments in Lao and the Royal Palace Museum constructed in 1904 in the French colonial era to see the real “Prabang” Buddha image.
  • Enjoy a traditional boat racing festival is held simultaneously yearly on both sides of the Nam Khan River
  • Learn more of Laos culture by wake up early and see the giving alms. It is one of the most interesting things to do in Luang Prabang which is to line up early morning and give food to the monks
  • Have the trip to Phousi Mountain to get the spectacular sunset views to Mekong River and Nam Khan River
  • Combine a full day trip to discover the wonderful beauties at Khoangsi waterfall and Pak Ou cave with lime stones cliff
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