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Luang Prabang (Laos)

Introduction

Luang Prabang, nestled in the mountains of northern Laos, is a captivating city where history, culture and spirituality blend harmoniously. Its ancient city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to majestic Buddhist temples such as Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Pho, testimony to the city's royal heritage. Every morning, the streets are transformed into a vibrant spectacle as monks process to collect alms, an age-old tradition deeply rooted in local life. Beyond its rich heritage, Luang Prabang offers an idyllic natural setting, nestled between the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, ideal for hiking, kayaking and discovering the peaceful beauty of the Laotian landscape.
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Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, takes you on a captivating journey where history, culture and spirituality merge in rare harmony. Let yourself be charmed by its majestic temples, ancestral traditions and enchanting landscapes.

Must-sees during your stay in Luang Prabang

  • Attend the Tak Bat, the morning procession of monks collecting offerings, a tradition deeply rooted in local life (around 6am).
  • Visit the temples: Explore the architectural marvels of the temples, such as Wat Xieng Thong, the jewel of the city with its roof curved to the ground and its splendid Tree of Life mosaic (open from 6am to 4pm, 20,000 kips entrance fee).
  • Climb Mount Phousi: Climb the 328 steps to the top of Mount Phousi for a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and the Mekong River (admission: 20,000 kips 6am-5pm).
  • Stroll through the night market: Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the market and discover local crafts, souvenirs and culinary specialties. (Every evening)
  • Cruise on the Mekong: Take a cruise on the Mekong to see the city from a different angle and observe local life as it unfolds.
  • Relax at Kuang Si Falls: Enjoy a refreshing swim in the turquoise pools and multilevel waterfalls (Admission: 20,000 kips).

Hidden treasures around Luang Prabang

  • Pak Ou caves: Explore these sacred caves and admire thousands of centuriesold Buddha statues (accessible by boat).
  • Ban Xang village: Discover the traditional handicraft of silk weaving and observe the local culture.
  • MandaLao Elephant Sanctuary: Meet these majestic animals in a protected and ethical natural environment (booking recommended).
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