A UNESCO World Heritage Site set amidst breathtaking mountain backdrops, Luang Prabang in Laos offers a rewarding adventure where travellers can experience a rich cultural and natural heritage.
Wat Xieng Thong
Featuring distinctive Lao architecture, elaborate design and fascinating wall carvings, this is one of the most famed local temples in Luang Prabang. Hotels close to the temple can be easily found providing convenient access to this site that is also home to more than 20 buildings, Buddhist deities and a striking funeral carriage too.
Kuang Si Waterfalls
Providing a day out in nature, the Kuang Si Waterfalls are one of the region’s most scenic natural spectacles. Hotels the likes of Avani+ Luang Prabang offers excursions to these falls where the waters cascade down tiers and create azure pools, perfect for a refreshing dip.
Luang Prabang Night Market
You can combine some shopping with foodie discoveries at this popular night market that commences daily at 5 pm. Apart from offering an array of local handicrafts, trinkets, textiles and clothing, the market is a great place to sample the eclectic local street food.
Royal Palace Museum
Housed within the former home of King Sisavang Vong, this museum showcases an array of exhibits such as age-old weapons, paintings and statues. The crown jewels of Laos are on display too, while also worth seeing are the preserved royal quarters.
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