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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  • Look special but I did not cross the bridge as I feel it is not worth to pay 5000kips just to cross it. However I chose to experience it at night since it was free. There is lighting along the bridge ...  more »
  • At first I worried about walking over what looked like a rickety bridge but I soon got over that. It's something fun to do. Got some good photos of the family, and where else can you have such an expe...  more »
  • I had seen this rickety bridge which passes the Nam Khan River from the top of Mount Phusi, but up close is even more flaky and deserving of a bet. Manning, and I gladly paid the 10,000 kip which toll needed to raise money for maintenance.
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  • This bamboo bridge is used to cross Nam Khan river which flows into Mekong river. It functions only in the dry season when the river depth is low. It saves about half an hour walk to town. The fee to use it is 5 000 Kip. Nice scenery around this place.
  • The bamboo bridge only exists 6 months of the year in dry season because the bridge will be destroy by river water in rainy season. I am so cool to be able to see and walk through this. The cost is 5000 kip/person to cross for re-build the bridge again in next year. When you cross to the other side, there are an Restaurent and shop. You also can wall in the river. Make sure you keep the paper ticket for the return journey. 🇻🇳
  • Every year when end of raining season the river will down level and local people will create bamboo bridge for convenient transportation from outskirts to town. That very nice and classic
  • lovely bridge at night where LED lights on the whole bridge is switched on . To cross it ,pay 5000 kips and remember to keep the ticket for returning .The lady that man the counter do check on returning ticket. cross the bridge there are 2 famous restaurant , one is pizza phan luang (quite tricky to find ) , the other is dyen sabai which is located just after you cross the bridge.
  • What a fun bridge. The bridge offers great views of the two meeting rivers. Cost is 10k KIP per person for a 2-way crossing. There is a village and Wat the other side. The bridge is sturdy and has handrails. The bridge is only up during the dry season, due to water levels and flow. Definitely, one to do when in Luang Prabang. Hope this helps :-)
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