Luang Prabang

Overview

Venerated for the ritualistic giving of alms to monks, the sleepy city nestled in the hills retains much of its character as the ancient capital of Northern Laos with more than 30 temples in its quiet streets.

Luang Prabang is a small city and while most sights can be reached on foot, travelling by bicycle is a pleasant way to the see the city with your guide. Wat (meaning ‘temple’) Xieng Thong is a highlight with its intricate mosaics and painted figurines, while Wat Phu Si is best seen at dusk while the setting sun casts is glow over the town and the Mekong beyond.

Best reached by a flight from Bangkok, Luang Prabang is best explored at leisure over three to four nights, in keeping with the laidback nature of this UNESCO Heritage site. Spend a day visiting the Pak Ou Caves and cooling off in the waterfalls.

Moving on from Luang Prabang, travel north on the mighty Mekong to the Golden Triangle as the perfect complement to the end of your trip.

Luang Prabang Itineraries

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3 Nagas

Luang Prabang, Laos

Located in the heart of Luang Prabang in northwest Laos, 3 Nagas is a charming boutique hotel which comprises of three UNESCO World Heritage buildings that are more than a century old. Th…

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Azerai Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang, Laos

Azerai is an elegant new hotel located in the heart of the tiny and ancient town of Luang Prabang, Laos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995. Crowned by verdant mountains and housing ove…

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Rosewood Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang, Laos

*NEW FOR 2018*   2018 sees the opening of Rosewood’s first luxury tent and villa encampment in the UNESCO heritage site of Luang Prabang, Laos. Immersed within a thickly foreste…

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Sofitel Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang, Laos

Combining a century-old French fort with award-winning contemporary interiors, Sofitel Luang Prabang is an unusual concept.  Located in the heart of Luang Prabang, Laos, this hip resort-st…

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The Luang Say Cruise

Luang Prabang, Laos

The Luang Say Cruise is a fascinating two day journey through remote mountainous stretches of the Mekong River between the Northern Thai border and World Heritage Site Luang Prabang, on boar…

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The Luang Say Lodge

Luang Prabang, Laos

Built into the banks of the Mekong River in Laos, the Luang Say Lodge is a charming resort that prides itself on its warm hospitality, excellent food and superb service. Situated on four hec…

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The Luang Say Residence

Luang Prabang, Laos

The Luang Say Residence is a wonderful colonial-style escape located on the banks of the Mekong River, in the UNESCO Heritage Town of Luang Prabang. This luxury boutique hotel in Laos is sur…

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