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Best Sightseeing Tours in Luang Prabang

Sightseeing in Luang Prabang is a treat to the visitors offering more than what one can desire. Being a UNESCO World Heritage City, Luang Prabang is a magical land which provides comfort and spiritual enrichment to its tourists. It is situated at the sacred meeting point of the Mekong River and Nam Khan also known as the Khan River. It has a strong yet quite a peaceful aura that seems to please the travelers and get in touch with their inner soul. It is one of the rare places that is a small village studded with wooden houses having a touch of European architecture is still number one on the list of many travelers.

 

People come here to know more about the Buddhist culture, to find inner peace and take a break from the chains of monotony and evil of city life that majority of us lead. In the past two decades, this place has flourished to become a famous tourist spot and now has some of the finest boutique hotel and resorts. Since it is a place that has some major historical relevance, it has a lot to offer in the form of sightseeing. One can spend weeks here, exploring the heritage sights and the culture of the people living here. Besides history, there are lots of activities that one can do on the rivers like water sports, visit waterfalls, take elephant rides and so on.

 

This place may seem limited when seen on a brochure but when visited it has no limit. One gets lost in the beauty and magic of the place. Perfect to rejuvenate yourself, people should go here when they are frustrated with life and want a break. The monasteries here will help you to get in touch with your religious side and make you feel spiritual. Taking a boat ride on the Mekong River can be relaxing and thrilling as one can witness the diverse wildlife that is present here. The waterfalls are no less than the Niagra falls and will you astounded. One can even go on treks with their friends and family to add Adventure to their trip.

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    Full Day Hill Tribe Village Safari
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    Luang Prabang

    About the Activity:Embark in this exciting hill tribe village safari tour and learn about the different tribes of this region.Start your trip at 9:00 AM after getting picked up from your hotel or the mentioned location Ban XiengMuane, Luang Prabang,Lao PDR in an air-conditioned Minivan.Visit the famous Ban Phanom, a weaving village and then the Henri Mouhot Tomb, where the famous explorer of Angkor Wat is buried.Explore the Ban Hathien, a traditional knife making village,Ban Pickyai and explore the rice fields of Ban Na Tan and Ban Kokwan.Meet the ethnic and the traditional people and learn about their culture.Continue your visit to the Hmong village Ban Bohae up the hilly dirt road to the top of the Longlanh mountain which offers breathing views.Conclude your tour at around 5:00 PM in the evening and get dropped back to your hotel.

    h8 Hours
    Good 3.0

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    4627


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    Nam Khan River Experience in Laos
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    Luang Prabang

    About the Activity:Marvel at the beauty of Nam Khan river in Laos while you visit the very famous tourist destination in the country. Indulge in a very adventurous kayaking in the river.Depart from Luang Prabang at 08:30 AM or at 12:30 PM head to reach Pick Noi that is located 30 kilometers away.Lsiten to the instructiosn breifed by the guide, don't think twice to partake in this wonderful kayaking trip before you head to see the tomb of the 19th century Fresh explorer Henri Mouhot.Roam around the place for sometime and enjoy the remarkable sights, aftermath continue your journey to Ban Had Hien, a small village famous for its orin knife making.From there return to Luang Prabang around 12:30 or 04:30 PM and your experience ends there.

    h4 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

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    3266


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    Half Day Tad Sae Waterfall and Elephant Riding Tour in Laos
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    Luang Prabang

    About the Activity:Escape into the subtle beauty of nature in Laos with this half day visit to Tad Sae waterfall along with an elephant ride.Get picked up from your hotel around 09:00 AM, be excited to travel towards Tad Sae waterfall that is located 20 kilometers away from Luang Prabang.It is more than a natural wonder created by water streams producing thunder sounds that let your enthusiasm to get raised.Swim in the pools created out of the falls that would pour over beautiful limestone formations and this tranquil, peaceful nature will obviously nourish you.Head on to witness the royal silent creatures seen abundantly in Laos, the giant elephants, enjoy your one hour ride on them and soak in the serenity provided by their natural habitat.Then get transferred to your hotel around 01:00 PM to wind up the tour.

    h4 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

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    5444


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    Kuang Si Waterfall Adventure
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    Luang Prabang

    About the Activity:Partake in adventure near Luang Prabang, visit to Kuang Xi waterfall, indulge in trekking also with this full day trip.Depart from Luang Prabang around 09:00 AM and get driven for one hour west to reach Ban Xeng Mouk village where your trek starts.Start the trip with a visit to the ethnic Khmu village of Ban Longlao Nung and then head to the nearby village of Hmong in Ban Lognlao Song.Observe and analyse the cultural differences between the two minority groups, despite the differences, they mingle with each other and sharing the same school too.Tread through the paddy fields, large plantations, vegetable fields and cover the trails before you reach the mountainous forest.Explore a cave en route which was used as a bomb storage by the locals during the second Indo China war, continue trekking for one more hour  brings you to one of the many springs that feeds Kuang Xi waterfalls, witness a beautiful pool full of sacred fish also.Descend from the top of the waterfall to have your lunch in the exact Lao style and aftermath relax and relish with the pools below the waterfall. Also, make a visit to the bear conservation center nearby.Take a short walk to another splendid village called Khmu of Ban Thapene which is home to some of the most beautiful pools of Kuang Xi and then head back to Luang Prabang to wind up your tour around 05:00 PM.

    h8 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

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    3334


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    Luang Prabang

    About the Activity:Invoke in this exciting heritage village tour in Luang Prabang and learn about the different heritage which is preserved in this villages. Get picked up at 8:00 AM from your hotel or an XiengMuane, Luang Prabang,Lao PDR in an air-conditioned vehicle.Start your tour by visiting the famous Wat Visoun, Thad Makmo stupa and Wat Mai,  and admire the Luang Prabang architectural style. Visit the National Museum, Cascade and learn to make Sa paper in the the Xang Khong village.Drive from the city and then enjoy the marvelous sight of the Kuangsi water fall followed by a delicious lunch.Lastly visit the Phousi mount and climb upto 329 stairs for the panoramic view of the city.Marvel at the sight of the breath taking sunset and then explore the market during the night.Conclude your tour at around 7:00 PM in the evening and get dropped back to your hotel.

    h11 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

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    Luang Prabang

    About the Activity:Have fun unlimited with this 2 day trekking to see the Golden mountain range in Pha Pon and it is a moderate trek.Get picked up from your hotel around 09:00 AM for travelling to the starting point of your trek at Ban Pak Chaek.Cross the Ou river by a fishing boat and walk past Pak Chaek to the Lao Leu village. Also you will pass through some rice fields, beautiful landscape to arrive at Huay Thuom and Yha Nang villages which are inhabited by the Khmu ethnic minority.Explore the villages aftermath, explore to know more about their cultural differences and tradition. Sleep in a well equipped homestay.For the fresher morning, you will be getting the soothing music of the serenity which is abundantly filled with birds and rivers.Next day after breakfast, walk past an area where Hmong people are mining gold, later head to the main destination of the trek, the Golden mountain.From the top you can revive with the panoramic view of the entire place. Enjoy your lunch too. Continue your trekking toward Pha Pon area to Ban Hat Huay.Return to Luang Prabang from there and wind up the tour around 05:00 PM.The trek will be for 6-7 hours each day.

    d2 Days n1 Night
    Good 3.0

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    7145


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    Luang Prabang

    About the Activity:Join this one day trip for enjoying kayaking as well as trekking in Nam Au river. Find adventure through out the trip with the accompaniment of a soothing river.Get picked up from your hotel around 09:00 AM, then go up to the north where the Kayak starting point is located and listen to the instruction from the guide's mouth before you set out for paddling.Start paddling through the river, pass the Eagle limestone at the mount of Ou river to Mekong river and it is facing the famous Buddha cave.Enjoy your lunch aftermath on the banks of Mekong river and then explore the lower and upper caves.Visit a nearby village, Ban Xang Hai that has been involving making clay jars used to ferment wine. Move on to reach back Luang Prabang after you witness the traditional villages that make  Lao silk and Sa paper.Conclude this trip around 05:00 PM by biking back to the Jewel Travel Laos office.

    h8 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

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    3743


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    Luang Prabang

    About the Activity:Bask in the sun to feel more energetic while you indulge in this tour of Luang Prabang heritage city in Laos. Spend the whole day in just fun and thrill.In the morning around 09:00 AM, you will be picked up from your hotel lobby. Head to visit the most important heritage sights. The first half of the day would be filled with the tour to witness the museum at the Former Royal palace and the monasteries of Vat Xieng Thong, Vat Saen and Vat Visoun.Enjoy your lunch, aftermath move on to behold the beauty of a traditional Tai Lue weaving village of Ban Phanom, this village is popular for its intricately woven textiles for the royalty.Mesmerizing scenic Kuang Xi waterfall is the following destination and it is surrounded with turqoise blue pools which is an ideal place for swimming.Travel back to Luang Prabang, en route stop to view the incredible sights of Hmong village of Ban Na Oun where you can observe the people making traditional Lao handicrafts.After reaching at Luang Prabang, you will get enough time to visit Wat Phousi and enjoy the rewarding view of the city, wrap up the tour around 05:00 PM.

    h8 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

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    5308


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    Luang Prabang

    About the Activity:Enjoy this one day tour with cycling to explore Luang Prabang in a detailed manner, the serenity will definitely let you attain peace.Start your incredible trip around 09:00 AM, then ride to reach the boat docking station to cross the Mekong river on a fishing boat.Reach Ban Xieng Man village on the other side of the river, continue biking to ban Na Kham which is famous for making sugarcane, sticky rice in bamboo sticks.After strolling through the village, continue your travel to Ban Houay Tan, pass Ban Som and stop at Ban Na for a scrumptious lunch.Witness a 500 year old mango tree and then head to see Ban Chan village where clay jars using to ferment wine are being made.Board on another fishing boat to travel back to Luang Probang to wind up the tour around 05:00 PM.

    h8 Hours
    Good 3.0

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    2654


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    Luang Prabang

    About the Activity:If you are looking for a real time adventure in rivers, head out to partake in a kayaking trip on Nam Khan river in Laos.This one day trip consists of trekking and kayaking. Start your trip from Luang Prabang at 09:00 AM and get driven to the starting point at Ban Mout village.After getting a detailed instruction from the guide start paddling through the river, enjoy the beautiful scenery and see some villages of minorities on the banks of Nam Khan river and finally after a ine and a half hour long kayaking you will reach Tad Sae waterfall.Enjoy your lunch before you get to excite by exploring the beautiful waterfall and indulge in swimming too in the cold pools.Paddle back  and on the way you will observe the local life and their old traditions, after kayaking reach the banks to see the tomb of Henri Mahout.Further, you move to wind up your tour around 05:00 PM at Luang Prabang town.

    h8 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

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    2926


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    Luang Prabang

    About the Activity:Embark in this exciting half day Luang Prabang Heritage tour and get a chance to explore the amazing places of this region.Get picked up from your hotel at 8:30 AM and visit some of the most famous buildings and the royal places.Visit the Wat Xieng Thong which was built by Sayasettha back in 1565.Continue your sightseeing and then visit Ban Phanom village which is famous for its weaving.Explore the Ban Xang Khong which is famous for the hand made Sa paper.End your tour at 12:30 PM after getting tranferred back to your hotel.This tour can also be availed from 4:00 PM- 8:00 PM.

    h4 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

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    3334


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    Luang Prabang

    About the Activity:In this package you will get a half day entertainment trip to Kuang Xi waterfall in Luang Prabang with which you can just feel refreshed and relaxed.Start your trip around 08:30 AM from Luang Prabang and further you will be transferred to Kuang Xi waterfall, the scenic beauty which would be called spontaneously, a natural wonder.En route, stop to visit the famous but small villages of Laos to learn more about the local life and where you can witness the traditional systems of village people.Shed all your tensions and humdrum in the cold pools below the waterfall, experience rejuvenation to the bottom of your heart and just chill.Return to Luang Prabang with umpteen number of good memories and wind up your tour around 12:30 PM.

    h4 Hours
    Good 3.0

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    4423


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    Luang Prabang

    About the Activity:This three day trekking takes you to find the solacing beauty of the hilly as well as valley regions of Laos. Contribute more energy towards conquering the trails.Start your trip from Luang Prabang around 09:00 AM and get driven to the south on the route to Xayabouly, reach the starting point at Huay Khod.In this trek you will cross numerous scenic paddy fields, vegetable fields, villages where ethnic minorities live and do their jobs.Scenery will be at the edge of your eyes such as Kuang Si waterfalls, Khmu village, Long Lao village and finally get back to Luang Prabang around 05:00 PM to wind up the tour.

    d3 Days n2 Nights
    Very Good 4.0

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    8506


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    Luang Prabang

    About the Activity:Embark on for this one day trekking trip in Kunag Si near Luang Prabang, get into the secrets of such a relishing sights.You will be picked up from your hotel at around 09:00 AM. After a 1 hour drive into the hills west of Luang Prabang where your trek starts.Firstly, visit the Khmu village of Ban Longlao Nung and close by you can witness the Hmong village Ban Longlao Song.Here you will come across two culturally different minorities working and living in harmony despite the differences.Tread along the green paddy fields, vegetable gardens before reaching the wooden mountains with some steeper parts.View a cave which has been used as a bomb shelter, one hour more trekking will lead you to reach the riveting waterfall, Kuang Si where you can witness many sacred fishes as well.Walk down to reach the bottom of waterfall to have your lunch and then spend the rest of the day swimming and bathing in the cold pools down.Travel back to Luang Prabang where you can wind up the tour by 04:00 or 05:00 PM.

    h8 Hours
    Good 3.0

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    2858


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    Luang Prabang

    About the Activity:Indulge in an elaborate trekking in Nam Khan valley near Luang Prabang for one day and see the nature being so close to you.Get picked up from your hotel around 09:00 AM and then have a drive for 30 minutes to reach the trekking point on the route to Vientiane.Cross the Khan river to Huay Yenh village and find the totally different culture preserved in the locality.Continue trekking to the hill top to set your eyes on Hmong tribe and aftermath trek down along Huay Fai stream to the Khmu camp for pcinic lunch.Post lunch, trek through the Nam Khan valley and continue to Huay Fai village, wind up the trekking at Ban Suan. Get transferred back to the town by 05:00 PM after getting picked up from Long Oh village.

    h8 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    2382


Attractions

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Mekong River boat trip

At 4,350 km, River Mekong is the longest river in Southeast Asia. The Lower Mekong forms a part of the border of Burma (Myanmar) and Laos, and of Laos and Thailand. Two typical journeys along the Mekong areA Three-day cruisethat begins at theSiem Reap, covering Chnok Trou (the floating village), the Kampong Chhnang, the Kompong Tralech, the Koh Chen and finishes at the Phnom Penh. Low water at Tonle Sap Lake can alter this itinerary.



A Seven-day cruisefromthe Siem Reap, a cruise covering the Chnok Tru, the Kompong Chhnang, the Kompong Tralach, the Phnom Penh, the Koh Dek Chau, Chau Doc, the Vinh Long, the Cai Be, the My Theo and finishes at the Ho Chi Minh City. Most river ships on the Mekong have been built recently, and artful replicas of the “colonial” river steamers have been done, accommodating less than a hundred passengers. The cabins, in general, are quite comfortable and practical though recent additions include luxurious options.
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Morning Market

Vientiane Talaat Sao, the morning market is widely known for offering a wonderful selection of the local offerings, mostly of fabric-based stuff. The stalls and shops stay open from early till about 17:00. The indoor market, older and newer malls have been fused together to make Talaat Sao the favored shopping centre for both the locals and the visitors. Mostly the indoor mall keeps featuring household appliances, the knock-off electronics and watches. A few vendors sell delicious Lao ice cream sundaes with yummy coconut ice-cream, nuts, jelly sweets and sticky rice. For buying a sinh, traditional Lao skirt, and endless choices of fabrics are available. Silk scarves, wooden boxes, carvings and bowls are scattered over shops.



 There are shops selling snakes in trinkets and Lao whiskey. Lao herbal remedies are sold. The older mall, opposite of the bus station is of three storeys selling Western as well as Lao clothing alongside electronic goods. Those desperate for parts for a phone, laptops or cameras, find this the ideal place to visit. If one has been looking for traditional styles, the Lao Cotton keeps quality stuff, so does few other shops. The newer mall attempts to raise the standards, and thus features high-end cosmetics, accessories, gold traders and better electronics.
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Pak Ou Caves

Luang Prabang is highly popular for these limestone caves located near river Mekong. The Pak Oh Caves have been known as a place of worship over a thousand years. Near the Pak Ou (mouth of River Ou) the Tham Ting or the lower cave and the Tham Theung, or the upper cave overlook River Mekong, 25 km to north of Luang Prabang, Laos. This group of two caves on the west of Mekong, about two hours upstream from centre of Luang Prabang have become pretty well known to tourists.



These caves are mainly noted for the miniature Buddha sculptures. Innumerous small and damaged wooden Buddhist figures have been laid out on the wall shelves taking positions, including that of peace, rain, meditation, teaching, and reclining (or nirvana). One can reach the Pak Ou caves by boat. The trip takes about 2 hours upstream from the Luang Prabang with a magnificent scenery along River Mekong and the limestone mountains. The way back downstream consumes over an hour. One may alternatively go by a tuk tuk, cab or minivan to the Ban Pak Ou village that’s opposite of caves on the other side of the river.
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Kuang Sii Waterfalls

The Kuang Si Falls spelled also as Kuang Xi or called Tat Kuang Si Waterfalls, is basically a three tier waterfall 29 kilometers south of Luang Prabang. The falls start in shallow pools from a steep hillside leading to the main fall with 60 meters cascade. The water gets collected in many a turquoise blue pool as it flows downstream. The Cascades resulting are quite typical of the travertine waterfalls.



One can make way to the waterfalls on a hired motorcycle with some scenic village en-route or book a tour. Many opt for an unusual alternative and hire a boat and ride down River Mekong before catching yet another boat for the short hop across to these falls.
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Bamboo Bridge

For the construction of any kind, the most important requirement is the use of the bamboo. These products are available are made with the help of the most dependable and versatile building material. Bamboo is considered to be a very fast growing plant that survives itself in different climates and situation. It can be available in a climate that is stretched across the globe from that of North Australia to that of the eastern side of Asia.



 This may include regions such as India and parts of the USA and other European countries. The structure becomes so strong that it becomes hard, and it looks beautiful and has a fine finish. In parts of the world especially in the climates of the tropical region, there are forests to grow huge bamboos that are used for construction. The method of construction with the help of bamboo is used for making industry and is becoming dependent on other alternative methods by using renewable items.
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UXO Laos Visitor Center

Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme (UXO Lao) operates in the nine most impacted provinces all over the nation. UXO Lao makes way for land for agricultural and community related purposes (e.g. hospitals, schools, temples and water supply) along with developmental activities. UXO Laos Visitor Center is basically a permanent but small exhibition in Luang Prabang, which depicts the problems of UXO affecting Laos and efforts to clean affected areas.UXO Laos Luang Prabang visitor center is situated within a government building on Bounkhong Road. UXO Laos visitors’ center usually stays Open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 12:00 and in the evenings from 13:00 to 16:00 .



There is no entrance fee or to the exhibition. ThisUXO Laos Luang Prabang visitor centre is exhibits with just 2rooms the different kinds of unexploited munitions (UXO), along with series of illustrations with appropriate data related to various wars that previously affected the country, the impact on civilian population and tasks of decontamination and cleaning are also exposed.
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Elephant Village

Elephant Village is basically an elephant sanctuary and a popular tourist destination in Luang Prabang, Laos operated by a team of caring individuals for the rehabilitation and protection and of elephants. The magnificent "elephant village" is located about 15 km from Luang Prabang on the bank of River Nam Khan. Elephant Village is ideally located in the laps of Mother Nature, by misty mountains near the river. It's the first and one of its kinds in Laos that offers Elephant interaction programs alongside an outstanding variation of Elephant activity tours for the young as well as for the old.



The area around Elephant Village offers approximately 4 hectares of lush green nature, and sandbank at the camp allowing visitors to watch Elephants during their daily bath. A beautiful Elephant Lodge is connected via a small path, only a few hundred meters from the "Elephant Village", offering a simple but relaxing stay with well-furnished rooms in exclusive colonial style.
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Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang rose to unmistakable quality as the capital of the main Lao kingdom (Lan Xang - place where there is the million elephants) from 1353 onwards. The city owes its present name to the Pha Bang, a respected Buddha picture (now in the Royal Palace Museum) which was conveyed to the city by King Visoun amid the brilliant time of Lan Xang in the mid 1500s.
The discontinuity of the Lao kingdom toward the end of the sixteenth century saw Luang Prabang turn into a militarily feeble autonomous city state paying tribute to the encompassing kingdoms. At last the 1887 sacking of the city by the Chinese Haw drove the Luang Prabang government to acknowledge the security of the French, whose impact prompted the development of the numerous fine pilgrim manors that sit agreeably nearby the conventional Lao design.



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Location - Laos

Opening Hours: All year round

Best time to visit: November to May

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