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Luang Prabang Destination Guide


Among the popular tourist attractions on a Luang Prabang holiday are the Buddhist temples, steeped in hundreds of years of history, the former Royal Palace and Mount Phousi. Outside of Luang Prabang, travel options grow exponentially. Famous attractions like Kuang Si Waterfall, Tad Se waterfall and the Pak Ou caves are very popular. However there are also more active Luang Prabang tours such as elephant trekking, kayaking, cycling, rock climbing and trekking to name but a few. For a really cultural experience, witness the monks' almsgiving ceremony every morning, or consider spending some time here as a volunteer in Luang Prabang.

This city is a must-see for any visitor to Laos.

Luang Prabang is small, and just about everywhere can be reached by foot so practically any Luang Prabang guesthouse or hotel is well located. The town has dozens of temples and religious sites, most of which are located in the old quarter.

Use this Luang Prabang Destination Guide to determine what there is to see and do while on your Luang Prabang holiday. Our Luang Prabang Tours Guide lists some companies that are able to give you competitive prices on things to do around town. You may also want to speak to your host Luang Prabang hotel, as they can give you detailed local information. More general information about things to do around the country can be found in our Laos Country Guide.

Luang Prabang Destination Guide

A Luang Prabang holiday planned in mid-April may be one of the best places to spend Pii Mai (Laos New Year). The three day water festival is observed by locals with a colorful procession starting from the Wat That Chom Si on Mount Phousi, an entertaining ceremony involving the Royal Palace Museum, the wearing of traditional costumes and, of course, a good quantity of water with which to douse hot celebrants.

Things to See & Do in Luang Prabang