Luang Prabang is a city of golden temples and faded French colonial architecture. Set in a deep valley next to the Mekong and ringed by luxuriant green mountains, Luang Prabang is Laos’ premier draw for visitors.The well-preserved remnants of the ancient Lane Xang Kingdom inspired the town’s UNESCO World Heritage Site listing. Architectural gems mix with sophisticated restaurants and relaxed cafes in an atmosphere of peaceful charm. Every morning, hundreds of Buddhist monks walk through the streets collecting alms.Surrounding Luang Prabang are small traditional villages where you can see rice whisky production, silk weaving, mulberry paper-making and pottery-making.
Luang Prabang: Suggested Activities
Beyond the Temples by Electric Vehicle
Explore this charming city in an eco-friendly manner aboard an electric golf cart.
Ock Pop Tok
Try your hand at bamboo weaving, Hmong batik drawing or an array of other activities and learn about the textiles, crafts and culture of Laos at Ock Pop Tok – a fair trade social enterprise aimed at empowering women and advancing the artistic, cultural and social development of Laos.
The Living Land Farm Experience (half day)
Experience daily life on a rice farm, learning how rice is grown and gaining insight into the lives of rice farmers.
Local Tastes and Traditions
Enjoy a close look at the daily lives of locals in Luang Prabang on this fun and immersive encounter joining in a game of Petanque and a Baci ceremony.
Trek to Kuang Si Waterfalls
Journey from Ban long Lao through lush rice paddies and forest, visiting Tham Nam Ook along the way on a trek to the Kuang Si waterfalls.