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Luang Prabang
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Luang Prabang

This city in northern Laos is known for its fusion of traditional Lao culture with European architectural styles. Explore its palaces, temples and natural wonders.

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.

La Résidence Phou Vao, A Belmond Hotel, Luang Prabang
La Résidence Phou Vao, A Belmond Hotel, Luang Prabang
5 out of 5
Phou Vao Road, Luang Prabang
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The price is AU$139 per night from 19 May to 19 May
This family-friendly Luang Prabang hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Wat Manorom, Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden and Vat Visounnarath. Night ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (71 reviews)
"The property was amazing! The staff were fantastic! Very friendly."

Reviewed on 19 Aug. 2020

La Résidence Phou Vao, A Belmond Hotel, Luang Prabang
Rosewood Luang Prabang
Rosewood Luang Prabang
5 out of 5
Rosewood Luang Prabang, Nauea Village, Luang Prabang
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Situated on the waterfront, this luxury hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Wat Manorom. Night Market and Traditional ...
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
"Thanks for a lot of complementary services, such as fishing, beer, fireplace. Master and his family and staff also impressed. About Guided Tour for alms and waterfall we were able to spend wonderfully relaxing time."

Reviewed on 6 Feb. 2019

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Sanctuary Hotel
Sanctuary Hotel
3 out of 5
Kitsalat Road, Ban aham, Luang Prabang
The price is AU$78 per night from 8 Jun. to 8 Jun.
Located in the heart of Luang Prabang, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wat Mai and Morning Market. Royal Palace and Night Market are also within ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (99 reviews)
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"Really enjoyed my stay at the Sanctuary hotel. Centrally located and easy walking distance to most of the quarter restaurants and downtown sites. The Viewpt is a little more of a walk. Room was smallish but liked the balcony which was nice for hanging out. Pool area was clean and enjoyable. Breakfast ..."

Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2020

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Maison Houng Chanh - Luang prabang
Maison Houng Chanh - Luang prabang
3.5 out of 5
Ban Meuna PB749 Luang prabang LA, Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Province
The price is AU$217 per night from 14 May to 14 May
Situated in Luang Prabang, this spa villa is within a 15-minute walk of Vat Visounnarath and Night Market. Mount Phu Si and Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre ...
Maison Houng Chanh - Luang prabang
Luang Prabang Serviced Apartment
Luang Prabang Serviced Apartment
3 out of 5
Phabat, Luang Prabang
Situated in Luang Prabang, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wat Manorom and Night Market. Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden and Traditional Arts and Ethnology ...
Luang Prabang Serviced Apartment
New Apartment Front Namkhan River at 10 Minutes From the Core of Luang Prabang
New Apartment Front Namkhan River at 10 Minutes From the Core of Luang Prabang
3 out of 5
Situated in Luang Prabang, this apartment building is 2 mi (3.1 km) from Vat Visounnarath and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Night Market. Mount Phu Si and Traditional ...
New Apartment Front Namkhan River at 10 Minutes From the Core of Luang Prabang
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