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Tourist places in Luang Prabang have been attracting tourists since many years now. Sitting at the intersection of two rivers, the Mekong and the Nam Khan, Luang Prabang a beautiful and a charming destination to visit. It is surrounded by limestone mountains and lush green fields and forests. The city houses traditional Lao wooden houses inspired by the European architecture as it was a French colony in the 19th century. The city is well maintained and tidy. Moreover, it has kept the traditions and culture alive which is clearly depicted in the monuments present in the city. Due to these reasons, Luang Prabang is UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Luang Prabang stands out amongst vacation destinations in Laos. From waterfalls to monasteries to trekking to outdoor activities, this place has a lot to offer. Regions in and around the city are filled with breathtaking views which leave in awe of the place. Moreover, the panorama includes limestone mountains, green fields, clear blue river waters etc., all of which contribute towards the serenity here. Visiting monasteries and temples will definitely be a spiritual nourishment. Beyond the history and traditions of this town are tranquil waterfalls, trekking opportunities, river cruises, kayaking trips, and wildlife adventures. A day boat ride in azure waters of the Mekong river is the best option to rejuvenate from stress.

 

The treks to interiors of the forest provide are amazing experiences and are the best way to explore the regions around the city. The serene waterfalls are ideal places to have picnics with friends and family. This town is an outstanding example of the amalgamation of traditional architecture and modern structures built by the French. It has well-preserved the landscape which makes it, even more, better vacation destination. The alluring beauty and stunning attractions call for at least one trip to Luang Prabang. Hope the answers of few questions below will make you visit and explore the tourist places in Luang Prabang in your next vacation trip.

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Whiskey Village (Ban Xang Hai)
Ban Xang Hai or Whisky Village is a tiny village located near the Mekong River. It draws visitors with its special strong whisky produced from rice which is sometimes fermented and sold in bottles. Lao-Lao comprises an integral part of the Lao culture. It is used during ceremonies for blessing and tourists are often offered a shot of firewater (or large glass) when on a village visit. Home to only a few people, this ancient settlement, offers the locals and the travellers’ handcrafted hooch.



Pulling up in a boat, along a shore and sipping from bamboo straws and learning about the whole fermentation procedure is a good idea. Visitors get the opportunity of buying this alcoholic creation, but those preferring water instead of whisky can watch locals weave Lao silk or go on a spree to buy locally made paper and fabrics. The only negative aspect about Ban Xang Hai is that jars of Lao-Lao may contain wildlife. A visit to the Whisky Village is often followed by a trip to the Pak Ou Caves since these two popular spots are located beside one another on Mekong River.
The Gibbon Experience
Gibbon experience of Laos is popular for adventure lovers. This Gibbon Experience activity was started before 2006. This assignment has a motive to save the forest of Huay Xai. You should set this trip for 2 days at least. Here you’ll get a beautiful treehouse to stay. In this package, there are number of trekking options, treehouse overnight stay and zip lining.

Tree houses are among the world's tallest and set in natural theatres with spectacular views. Here you can enjoy delicious meals with outstanding green views. You can easily get all stuffs- torch, gloves, water and other essential things before you start, from Huay Xai Gibbon Experience office.



Make sure your camera and flash light will be fully charged. This package will cost around 190US$. You can extend this Gibbon tour if you want, because you won’t be able to leave the green forest. Then you need to pay little more extra.
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