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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  • There are 2 bamboo bridges, the one closest to where the Nam Khan river meets the Mekong costs 10k while the other one is 5k. Both are good to cross but on reflection the cheaper is more impressive as...  more »
  • The bridge is paid. More beautiful to see Bridge of each side top. Go see the morning or night, because it is informed or mist is present
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  • Nice to cross to go eat fondue lao face-to-face to sabai some dinner, or see handcrafted jewelry to the right.
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  • 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
  • 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 :-)
  • I like the other bamboo bridge better. This was is still good. Great for photos.
  • Very beautiful bridge only for people. No problems in this period. Safe. A new little adventure on Mekong.
  • Simple bridge made from bamboo and used by monks cross everyday. For tourist will need to pay about 5,000 kip

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