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’. The historic town feels like a village and its picturesque streets lined with colonial houses, charming boutiques and homely restaurants are a delight to stroll or cycle around. During your stay here, make sure you visit the vibrant night markets, a mix of locally made souvenirs to authentic Lao delicacies. Another not to be missed activity is a scenic boat ride along the Mekong River, take in the tranquil scenery, breathe in the waters mist and simply relax. 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 your stay during a festive season would certainly enhance your stay. Rich in culture, this city is definitely one that feels genuine with its unique ambiance.
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