Travel Luang Prabang – The jewel on the Mekong

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Luang Prabang is truly an interesting place to visit, offering a myriad of sightseeing attractions. Irrespective of your preferences you will find interesting things to see here, like those below.

Kuang Si Waterfall
Kuang Si Waterfall | Image Credit : Visions of Domino, Kuang Si Waterfall (24015933482), CC BY 2.0

Kuang Si Waterfalls

Approximately 29 kilometers south of Luang Prabang, turquoise pools await the majestic cascade of the Kuang Si waterfalls. The waterfall and the pools beneath are worth the trouble of passing through hawkers and the neglected parking area on the way. You can take a cooling dip in the pools but be careful as the rocks beneath are rather sharp.

Pak Ou Caves

The Pak Ou caves are located on the other side of the Mekong River. Take a boat ride to cross the river and explore caves that date back thousands of years. There are astounding 4000 Buddha statues in the caves ranging from miniature to massive in size. Experience one of the best luxury Mekong river tours along the Mekong River with a local cruise operator like Mekong Kingdoms to witness these fascinating caves.

Night Markets

Luang Prabang’s night market is one of the best in the entire region. The goods for sale are pretty decent and the food is to die for. Once you browse for purchases and satiate your hunger pangs with street food, you could head towards a nearby pub to drink and contemplate life.

Mount Phousi

If you miss visiting Luang Prabang’s sacred hill, Mount Phousi to take in the epic views of the city, then you’ve made a huge mistake. This fascinating city is known as the heart of the city in terms of spirituality and geography.

Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+

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