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Waterfall
Kuang Si Waterfall , Luang Prabang
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Surrounded by lush tropical jungle, Kuang Si Waterfall feature a series of travertine cascades and turquoise pools. The three-tiered waterfal
Tours from $30
Mountain
Mount Phousi , Luang Prabang
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Rising 150 m (492 ft) in the center of Luang Prabang's old town, Mount Phousi offers a fantastic view of the city's architectural, religious,
Tours from $56
Architectural Building
Wat Xiengthong , Luang Prabang
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See some of the most prominent Lao monasteries and learn about their religious and cultural significance at Wat Xiengthong. The compound, bui
Tours from $25
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Duration: 9 hours
A full day tour to the Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Waterfalls. We depart Luang Prabang boat pier in the morning. Floating along the Mekong River, you will be in love with the beautiful landscape in Luang Prabang. Stop by a village "Ban Xang Hai" for tasting unique local rice whisky and rice wine. Afterward, exploring the mystery cave with local tour guide.Having buffet lunch at the restaurant overlooking the Mekong river. In the afternoon, we take a car to waterfalls and enjoy swimming in the cool water. At 5pm, we leave for the city. Stop by a Hmong village en route. We'll meet Hmong people wearing traditional cloths and see their small Hmong museum. Arrival at the city center or your hotel at 6:00.There is an option visiting waterfalls in the morning and Caves and Sunset Boat Cruise in the afternoon. This is the same experience except the morning and afternoon itineraries are swapped.
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Landmark
Alms Giving Ceremony , Luang Prabang
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In a World Heritage-listed city, you can take part in one of most sacred and ancient Lao traditions known as Alms Giving Ceremony. The ritual
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Specialty Museum
Royal Palace Museum , Luang Prabang
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Explore a French colonial-era structure turned into a national museum at Royal Palace Museum. Built in 1904 for King Sisavang Vong, the palac
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Luang Prabang

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Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls. Attractions in Luang Prabang reveal the area's rich heritage and history, with the most popular sites ranging from ornate temples and wats, to traditional houses, palaces, and buildings reminiscent of the French colonial period. Buddhist monks roam the quaint streets of the sleepy town, which exudes a charming Old World atmosphere, while a variety of bakeries and restaurants serve delicious local treats, influenced by the French cuisine. Use our Laos trip itinerary planner to plan your trip to Luang Prabang and other destinations in Laos.

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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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