Luang Prabang is Laos’s former royal capital and is one of the most picturesque and laid-back towns in Southeast Asia, with its combination of elegant architecture, scenic beauty and Buddhist spirituality. Its home to a variety of different temples to explore each featuring detailed decoration and ornate styling. You won’t fail to meet the orange-robed monks walking around the streets and you can even join in the early-morning alms ritual.
Encircled by mountains, and set 700m above sea level at the confluence of the Nam Khan (Khan River) and the Mekong River, Luang Prabang is now Laos’ foremost tourist showpiece. This former royal capital – a designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO – is situated in a beautiful part of Laos and is characterised by forests, hills and the Mekong River. Exploring this area is possible by boat along the Mekong River enabling you to discover the Pak Ou Caves, visit local villages, and even enjoy a swim at the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfalls.
Time difference:GMT +7 Hours
Visa Required: Yes
Tel Code: +856
Official Language: Lao
Main Religion: Theravada Buddhism
Airlines: Vietnam Airlines , Thai Airways
12 day planned holiday: Laos has remained the most pristine and culturally-intact country in Indochina. Experience the old-fashioned charm of the city, explore untouched landscapes and meet the incredibly friendly people, who have faced adversity and come out smiling.