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Luang Prabang

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Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains

Popular things to do in Luang Prabang

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Waterfall
Kuang Si Waterfall
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Duration: 3 hours
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Mountain
Mount Phousi
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Architectural Building
Wat Xiengthong
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Landmark
Alms Giving Ceremony
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Duration: 30 minutes
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. To arrange what you want to do in Luang Prabang, use our Laos tour itinerary planner.

Hidden gems in Luang Prabang

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Wildlife Area
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Religious Site
Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham
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Duration: 2 hours
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Ranch
Laos Buffalo Dairy
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Waterfall
Tad Sae Waterfall
3.6
Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Luang Prabang

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Duration: 8 hours
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Wildlife Area
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Wildlife Area
Green Jungle Park@Hoi Khua Waterfall
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Wildlife Area
Nahm Dong Park
4.4
Duration: 4 hours

Shopping in Luang Prabang

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Kopnoi Export Promotion Center
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Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Gallery Asiama
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Gift & Specialty Shop
Gaebi Studio
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Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Khinthong Lao Silk
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Luang Prabang

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Religious Site
Wat Sensoukharam
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Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Wat Xieng Mouane
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Religious Site
Wat Pa Phai
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Wat Mahathat
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Tours in Luang Prabang

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Walking tour
Walking tours
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.5
Duration: 4h 30 min
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Nightlife
Icon Klub
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
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Cooking Class
The Bamboo Experience
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Specialty Museum
Royal Palace Museum
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
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History Museum
Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

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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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