A charming World Heritage town that exudes spirituality and romance

As the former royal capital of Laos, Luang Prabang today is the country’s spiritual centre with the highest concentration of temples located in the Old Quarter.

Nestled in a valley at the confluence of the Mekong and Khan rivers, Luang Prabang is endowed with picturesque landscapes of palm-lined riverbanks, ornate golden temples, and ancient monuments. The town’s fusion of well-preserved traditional Lao buildings alongside French colonial architecture has earned Luang Prabang the status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

WHY WE THINK YOU’LL LOVE IT

  • Pleasant town for walking or cycling to explore the temples and fascinating traditional Lao and French colonial architecture
  • With nature at its doorstep, there are ample outdoor activities in the nearby hills including trekking, mountain biking, and kayaking
  • As the spiritual centre of Laos, Luang Prabang has the highest concentration of temples in the Old Quarter
Within Easy Reach Of...
Vientiane 45min flight
Pakse 1hr 40min flight
Hanoi, Vietnam 1hr 10min flight
Bangkok, Thailand 1hr 50min flight
Travel Tips
  • Rise at dawn to observe the morning ritual of alms giving as monks from all the temples walk through town to collect food for the day
  • Climb to the top of Mount Phousi for spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. The best time is at dusk when the temperatures have dropped and you’ll be rewarded with amazing sunset views
  • The Night Market near Wat Mai and Sisavangvong Road, is the best place for souvenir shopping, particularly for H’mong textiles

Hotels We Recommend

Amantaka

Luang Prabang, Laos

Suitable for:
Families, Romance

Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao

Luang Prabang, Laos

Suitable for:
Romance

The Luang Say Residence

Luang Prabang, Laos

Suitable for:
Families, Romance

Rosewood Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang, Laos

Suitable for:
Families, Romance

Avani+ Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang, Laos

Suitable for:
Couples, Romance

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