Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

The former royal capital of Laos, lovely Luang Prabang, exudes a rich essence of French-Indochinese architecture, with French provincial ochre-colored buildings woven into ancient red-roofed Theravada Buddhist temples and gold stupas under Mount Phousi. Luang Prabang was rarely ever visited by travelers for decades, but since the ‘Jewel of Indochina’ was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995, much has changed. Surrounded by mountains and set 700m above sea level at the confluence of the Nam Khan River and the Mekong River, Luang Prabang has now become Laos’s premier tourist highlight.

Considered the best preserved town in Southeast Asia, it is packed with inviting homes, shops and temples, including the 16th century Wat Xiang Thong. At sunrise, hundreds of orange clad monks gather at Wat Xiang Thong and other temples for tak bat, a 6 am walk through the mist filled streets where locals wait to gain spiritual merit by filling their alms bowls with sticky rice. Enjoy a day trip to ‘Hongsa’, where you can see plenty of elephants in the ‘Land of a Million Elephants’, also visit the beautiful Kuang Si waterfalls a short drive away.

Tad Sae waterfall

Tad Sae waterfall

Tad Sae waterfall is a spectacular natural wonder best appreciated in the wet season. Despite not being as high as Kuang Si waterfall there are many more streams of water which cascade and make a thunderous sound following plenty of rain. The falls pour over beautiful limestone formations across a variety of levels into large pools below, which...

Elephant Village Sanctuary

Elephant Village Sanctuary

Close to the banks of the Nam Khan River, the Elephant Village Sanctuary (also known as the Elephant Park Project) works towards providing a peaceful future for rescued Lao elephants. Starting by saving the elephants from often brutal logging work, they are then given a home in the jungle where they can rest and recover. Some of the elephants at...

Ban Phanom

Ban Phanom

Ban Phanom is a village steeped in traditional textile making with all families in the village working their looms to provide goods for sale at the night markets. The woven products were once supplied to the royal family and weavers today use the same techniques and patterns, resulting in a distinctly old-fashioned look. Cotton and silk materials...

Pak Ou Cave

Pak Ou Cave

25 Kilometers North of Luang Prabang in the limestone cliffs overlooking the Mekong river are the Pak Ou caves, a 16th century cave monastery filled with thousands of Buddha images. Getting to the caves across the Mekong river means a scenic boat ride with great views of the limestone mountains and riverside life.

Kuang Si Waterfalls

Kuang Si Waterfalls

About 30 kilometers South of Luang Prabang are the Kuang Si falls, a beautiful 50 meter high waterfall and a group of turquoise pools set in the tropical rain forest. The falls, locally called Tat Kuang Si are well visited by tourists and locals alike. The trip from Luang Prabang to the falls is a very scenic ride passing rice paddies, local...

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