Luang Prabang: Tips

Luang Prabang is the former Capital of Laos and it is a UNESCO World Heritage City.

It is a city surrounded by a wonderful patchwork of traditional Lao wooden houses and hints of European architecture, reminders of when Laos was part of the French Colony of Indochina.

To do:

  • Alms Ceremony: Monks at dawn collecting alms from kneeling villagers and tourists, along Sakkaline Road near Wat Sensoukharam.
  • Haw Kam: The Royal Palace
  • Wat Xieng Thong: The oldest monastery in the city and the most beautiful
  • Phou Si/Chomsy Hill: Great view of the whole city. Sunrise/Sunset spot.
  • Vipassana Temple
  • Wat Khili, Wat Sirimoungkhoun Sayaram, Wat Sop Sickharam
  • Mekong River
  • Night Market


  • Hiking: Mount Phousi
  • Zipline: Tad Sae Waterfalls
  • Tad Thong Waterfall and Nature Trail
  • Spa
  • Cooking Classes: Tamarind, The Terrace, Bamboo Tree
  • Volunteer


  • Amantaka
  • Indigo House Hotel
  • Sofitel
  • Mylaohome Hotel
  • Les 3 Nagas Hotel


  • Manda de Laos: Best one
  • Joma Bakery Cafe
  • Indigo Cafe
  • 525


Outside Luang Prabang:

  • Kuang Si Falls: 20.000 kip
  • Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre
  • Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park
  • Tad Sae Waterfall
  • Pak Ou Caves: Situated along the Mekong River and can be reached by road (around 1h) or river boat (around 1h30). There are over 4.000 Buddha Statues.


  • Visa on arrival – 36 dollars + 1 dollar for your picture (unless you bring one) or do it online
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