Old Quarter Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang

Walk the streets with picturesque traditional houses, colonial-style villas, and Lao Buddhist temples at Old Quarter Luang Prabang, part of a bustling UNESCO-protected city area packed with history and culture. A night market, many shops, and restaurants set in pleasant two-story houses on clean, quiet streets give a totally different feel from the madness of other large Asian cities. Check out many temples with practicing monks praying or burning incense, or mingle with locals during their coffee breaks in the street. The nearby Mekong River surrounding this peninsula quarter, as well as abundant frangipani trees add to the overall charm of the place. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Luang Prabang holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Old Quarter Luang Prabang and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The area is beautiful, looks a bit like an old Scandinavian village with the old houses with their shutters. Lots of cafes and restaurants with outside areas where you can sit and just watch the world...  more »
  • The old quarter is very scenic and historical. A good place to view traditional French bungalows and French designed towns transplanted into their colonies to the extent that they remind you of Southe...  more »
  • Old town nice, there are a few buildings of charm. Downside: many shops to tourists that sell very expensive stuff for Laos, prefer the adjacent alleys.
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Where to stay in Luang Prabang

Although accommodations in Luang Prabang can be pricier than elsewhere in the country, the city boasts a wide variety of options for overnight stays, ranging from budget backpacker hostels to luxury heritage hotels. You can find a plethora of boutique guesthouses in Luang Prabang, from family-run places to mid-range and upscale establishments situated in colonial-era villas.
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