Bamboo Bridge, Luang Prabang

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Cross the Nam Khan River on rickety Bamboo Bridge, which often gets washed away by the rising water during the rainy season. The small fee you'll pay to cross helps a local family rebuild this structure each year. The open-air restaurant on the other side serves delicious local dishes, such as eggplant dip with a mix of black and white rice. Sit on floor cushions with your meal and watch as other travelers and Buddhist monks brave the wobbly bridge. Plan to visit Bamboo Bridge during your Luang Prabang vacation using our convenient Luang Prabang trip planner.
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  • The Bamboo Bridge is only opened for six months of the year, and crosses the Nam Khan River just before it joins the Mekong. The reason the bridge is only open for six months is that the high waters.....  more
    The Bamboo Bridge is only opened for six months of the year, and crosses the Nam Khan River just before it joins the Mekong. The reason the bridge is only open for six months is that the high waters.....  more »
  • 5000 kip to cross a bamboo bridge... come on it should be sponsored by the city or the tourism office. Anyway it will not ruin your experience in Luang Prabang. 
    5000 kip to cross a bamboo bridge... come on it should be sponsored by the city or the tourism office. Anyway it will not ruin your experience in Luang Prabang.  more »
  • It might be a lesser known spot in Luang Prabang, but it’s for sure worth seeing. It costs very little to walk across which is fun in itself. 
    It might be a lesser known spot in Luang Prabang, but it’s for sure worth seeing. It costs very little to walk across which is fun in itself.  more »
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  • 10.000Kip to cross. Keep the ticket till you return as they might ask for it. The bridge leads to an excellent sunset point.
  • Cost to cross the bridge.
  • Excited! My son who is 3 years old and me achieved this bridge try. So good. But this bridge needs 10,000 per person.
  • Just saw it in a riverboat ride in the Mekong. Pier for fishermen villagers
  • 10k entrace p. person(go & return - two ways for 10k!), bicycle is possible (no additional charge) but you have to carry it twice (up & down). After passing the bridge you will arrive at the main road which is covered by tourists souvenir shops. However, if you go further and explore the side streets you can discover local life whitout western influence. If you are by bike (and not on a light budget) I recommend to stop at the tea house, which offers local tea, smoothies and desserts before you return to the city centre. The bamboo bridge is reconstructed once a year😉

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