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  • Temple overlooking the river, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Monks resting in the shade, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Temple, Laos Prabang, Laos
  • Kuang si waterfalls, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Buddha statues, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • City and river view, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Monks collecting alms, Luang Prabang, Laos

Laos - DESTINATIONS & HOTELS

Luang Prabang & surrounds

Luang Prabang was once the capital of an ancient Asian Kingdom known as “Lan Xang” – the Land of a Million Elephants. It covered the whole of present-day Laos plus most of Issarn (northeast Thailand). This royal heritage is still very much in evidence today with over 30 gleaming temples and monasteries in the town centre and thoroughly deserves its UNESCO World Heritage status and its reputation as the spiritual centre of the country. The French colonial era is also still very much in evidence, the smell of freshly baked baguettes, the high ceilinged colonial buildings and even some of the older generation speaking French.

The time to see the town at its best is in the peaceful early mornings, when orange robed monks walk the narrow streets and passageways on their daily ritual collecting alms before returning to one of the many monasteries. One of the many highlight of most trips to Luang Prabang is Wat Xieng Thong, which is adorned with many elaborate mosaics and decorated figurines. A close second to this is the magnificent Wat Phu Si, perched on a hilltop overlooking the mighty Mekong River and affording incredible views to town.

The surrounding area is home to many ethnic minority villages, spectacular waterfalls and some stunning scenery, making the region ideal for all levels of trekking and cycling trips. Luang Prabang is easily accessed by air but also by boat, from Northern Thailand down the Mekong River with stops at hilltribe villages en route. Luang Prabang recently became the first World Heritage Site to ban smoking in all public places including temples, public transport as well as hotels, guesthouses and restaurants.

Luang Prabang & surrounds Hotels

$$$$ The Luang Say Residence Luang Prabang & surrounds

Character Boutique, Luxury

This newly opened resort (Dec 2010) is a welcome addition to the luxury hotel offerings in Luang Prabang. Located within easy reach of the main heritage area The Luang Say Residence is just a 10-...

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$$$ The 3 Nagas Luang Prabang & surrounds

Character Boutique, Historic Hotel

This stunning little boutique hotel, located right in the city centre, is one of the most-requested hotels in Luang Prabang, so please contact us well in advance to secure a booking. The hotel's 2...

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$$$$ Satri House Luang Prabang & surrounds

Character Boutique

Satri House Hotel is located in the quiet residential area of Ban That Luang. It’s an easy 15 minutes stroll to walk into the historic town centre and the Royal Palace Museum and Mount Phousi. Satri...

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$$$ Apsara Rive Droite Luang Prabang & surrounds

Modern Chic, Character Boutique, Luxury

From the same minds behind the elegantly chic Apsara Hotel, The Apsara Rive Droite is a stylish 9-room property on Luang Prabang’s Nam Khan River. Located across the water from the main town, the...

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$$$$ Luang Prabang View Resort Luang Prabang & surrounds

Honeymoon, Modern Chic

Tucked away on top of a hill overlooking the, beautiful UNESCO World Heritage City of Luang Prabang, the Luang Prabang View Resort is a charming and peaceful oasis that offers spectacular views of...

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$$ Lao Spirit Resort (15kms from Luang Prabang) Luang Prabang & surrounds

Eco-friendly, Remote Location

Reached by an interesting 45 minute drive from Luang Prabang the Lao Spirit Resort is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is the first and only resort project that is based on eco-...

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$$ Sala Prabang Luang Prabang & surrounds

Character Boutique

Sala Prabang is located on a special site of historic interest in Luang Prabang. The original stone building was built around the 1880’s and was home to the first prime minister of Laos, His...

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$$$ The Apsara Luang Prabang & surrounds

Character Boutique

This traditional yet funky hotel occupies two rows of Indochinese shop houses, separated by a working shop, and is located right in the middle of town, overlooking the Nam Khan River. It is one of...

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$$$$$ La Residence Phou Vau Luang Prabang & surrounds

Luxury, Great Spa

The hotel enjoys an exceptional location as the only hotel in Luang Prabang built on Phou Vao Hill - translated as the hill of the kites. This unique vantage point affords breathtaking views of the...

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$$$$ Sofitel Luang Prabang Luang Prabang & surrounds

Luxury

Sofitel Luang Prabang flawlessly blends colonial charm with contemporary style to create a sleek and stylish stay in the UNESCO World Heritage City. Situated on Old Prison Road, the property is set...

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$$$ Maison Souvannaphoum Luang Prabang & surrounds

Character Boutique, Historic Hotel

This hotel was once the home to Laotian royalty and is located just off Namphou Square, right in the heart of Luang Prabang. It has easy access to the city’s key attractions such as the Royal Palace...

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