The former capital of Laos, Luang Prabang is now considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This city is fairly small with a great ambiance around it. Here and there are beautiful temples and colonial style buildings from the olden days of Indochina.
If you are thinking about catching a glimpse of a wonderful panoramic view, Mount Phousi is the place to visit. the entrance to this big hill is opposite the Royal Palace Museum. There is a total of 300 steps to climb in order to reach the very peak. Once on top, the view that overlooks the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers are amazing! There are many lodging options here such as AVANI+ Luang Prabang, so plan your holiday and get started on exploring!
The Royal Palace Museum
Anyone who has visited this iconic palace knows that this is definitely a location that cannot go unnoticed on a visit to Luang Prabang! The structure of The Royal Palace in itself is about a century old. However, there are several treasures from ancient times that have been carefully maintained inside the Royal Palace. It’s easier to visit the Royal Palace before visiting Mount Phousi.
Wat Xieng Thong
At the point at which the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers come together lies a magnificent temple which is considered to be most important to the locals. The interiors and exteriors of the temple are filled with baroque designs of gold and red. Furthermore, there are decorations with wood that display the life of Lord Buddha and glass mosaics as well. If you are looking for things to do in Luang Prabang, head over here and admire the beauty of it all.
Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham
Just next to the Royal Palace Museum is the most beautifully decorated temple, Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham. This temple once sheltered the Phra Bang Buddha statue which is now displayed at the Royal Palace Museum. The temple was erected back in the 17th century and has survived unharmed and now it’s a place that is marveled at by both locals and tourists.
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