Luang Prabang

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this former ancient capital is a quaint town with crumbling French-Indochinese architecture, glistening temples and widespread natural beauty.

Built on a peninsula formed by the Mekong and the Nam Khan River, this tiny town is the heart of this mountainous region. With a strict building code set in place by UNESCO, the city is remarkably well-preserved and has been able to retain most of its old-world charm.

Having said that, as the influx of visitors has slowly increased over the years, some stretches of streets have become rather ‘touristy’.

For the spiritual at heart, Luang Prabang is considered the main centre for Buddhist learning in Laos, evident by the number of orange-clad monks travelling the streets. Coinciding a stay during festive seasons certainly would enhance ones stay.

Rich in culture, this city is definitely one that feels genuine with its unique ambiance.

Country Laos
Official LanguageLao (official), French, English,
CurrencyLao kip
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