Best of Luang Prabang

Full day | Luang Prabang

Discover the tranquillity and tropical charm of the historic city of Luang Prabang, now under UNESCO protection as a World Heritage Site.

  • Explore the delightful mix of exquisite temples and French colonial architecture on display throughout the city.
  • Discover the history of the former kingdoms of Lao and its royal families at the National Museum. 
  • Admire the details of Wat Xieng Thong, characterized by its several low-sweeping roofs and impressive "tree of life" mosaic.
  • Revel in Luang Prabang's natural beauty at Kuang Si Falls, Pak Ou Buddha Caves, and along the majestic Mekong River.


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What to Expect:

Start the day with a visit to the heritage information centre, Heuan Chan, a former residence of Lao royal families, followed by a visit to Vat Siphouthabat and Luang Prabang’s National Museum, formerly the Royal Palace, where a collection of personal artefacts of the former Laotian Royal Family is on display. Nearby Wat Mai displays a five-tiered roof that epitomizes the graceful Luang Prabang architectural style. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant in town before heading to visit Wat Xieng Thong – often said to be Luang Prabang’s most beautiful temple. Journey to Kuang Si Falls and enjoy a refreshing dip in the cool turquoise pools. Make a quick stop at the nearby Bear Rescue Centre where they conserve the black bears in the northern part of Laos. Embark on a riverboat trip along the mighty Mekong to visit the famous and sacred Pak Ou Buddha Caves, stopping along the way at Xanghai village where locals produce Lao rice wine. If time and energy permit, climb the 350 steps of Phou Sii Hill, standing in the centre of this small city to enjoy its commanding views at sunset view.