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Things to do in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang – A Beautiful Delight

Located in the heart of Laos, Luang Prabang is one of the most exotic and beautiful cities in Southeast Asia. Its stunning natural scenery, thriving culture, and host of tourist attractions are truly perfect for travelers of all ages and interests.

 

Things to do in Luang Prabang

There are many natural and historical things to do in Luang Prabang. You can for example experience riding an elephant or hiking through tropical forest trails. Mountain biking and food tripping are popular activities as well. Of course, don’t forget to take a photo of the sunset over the Mekong River.

 

Luang Prabang Waterfalls

If you love beautiful sights you must visit the Luang Prabang Waterfalls. The Luang Prabang Waterfalls Kaung Si Falls and Tat Sae Waterfalls are beautiful experience that only Luang Prabang Waterfalls can give you.

 

Luang Prabang Night Market

In the city, you can visit the night market which offers different local items. You can also practice your bargaining skills when purchasing items to get the goods for a lower price.

 

Luang Prabang Yoga

Luang Prabang Yoga is famous all over the world. In the City there are many different wellness centers. After a long and busy day in this buzzing city, participating in a Luang Prabang Yoga class will definitely calm your nerves.

 

The Haw Kham Royal Palace Muesum

Take time to explore the Haw Kham Royal Palace Museum and learn more about the city’s great history and heritage. If you want to immerse in the culture of Luang Prabang, you can join in various community activities and cultural events while you’re spending your vacation in the city.

 

Luang Prabang to Vientiane

There are also several transportation methods if you wish to visit other cities. A trip to Hanoi or to Chiang Mai is 12 hours by bus. It will take you 5 hours by bus if you travel to Vientiane.

 

Luang Prabang to Hanoi

Luang Prabang to Hanoi is a one hour flight, and there are a couple of flights every day. If you rather drive it is an eleven hour drive from Luang Prabang to Hanoi.

 

Luang Prabang To Chiang Mai

From Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai it is possible to travel in a few different ways. From Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai there are busses or you can travel by river boat.

 

When to go to Luang Prabang

Featuring a humid, tropical climate, Luang Prabang is best visited during its dry season. The wet season features plenty of rain showers and thunderstorms that can hinder you from doing many outdoor activities. However, there are fewer tourists during the wet season and the accommodation prices are lower.

Luang Prabang Facts

Population50 000
CountryLaos
LanguageLaotian
CurrencyLaotian Kip
Longitude102.133333
Latitude19.883333
AirportLuang Phabang Intl, Laos (LPQ)

Luang Prabang average temperatures

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UNESCO-WORLD-HERITAGE-SITE

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Luang Prabang - Town of Luang Prabang

The town of Luang Prabang was one of great influence since the 14th century thanks to its strategic position on the Silk Route. Later, it played an important role during the colonial era, which is reflected in its beautiful urban architecture, a fusion of Lao and European traditions. The town of Luang Prabang is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy it by walking or on a bike, eat at one of the many delicious restaurants in the centre and have fun in the night market!

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