Traveling Luang Prabang, you should try these experiences

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Luang Prabang is a northern province of Laos. This province attracts visitors by the peaceful landscape, fresh air, rich culture and delicious cuisine. If you have a chance to travel Luang Prabang, do not miss these exciting experiences.

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Visiting Royal Palace

Travel to Luang Prabang, let’s visit the Royal Palace which now known as Luang Prabang National Museum located on Sakkaline Road. For those who love history, architecture and want to learn about the culture of this ancient capital and Laos cannot ignore this place. Looking from the outside, you can admire the beauty of the traditional building with fine carvings.

Guests are not allowed to wear shoes or take pictures inside the buildings and must dress politely. Entrance fee is about 30,000 kip/person.

Royal Palace Luang Prabang (via Wikipedia)

Watching the city view from the top of the mountain

Phousi Mountain is about 150 meters high and is located in the heart of the ancient capital of Luang Prabang. After a few minutes of walking, you were able to watch the panoramic view of the city. Although walking to the mountain’s top makes you a little bit tired but the scenery you can see is completely worth it. You should climb the mountain in the early morning because at this time, the atmosphere is very cool, fresh and scenery is more majestic and magnificent.

Watching Alms Giving Ceremony at the morning

If you wake up early in the morning and walk or bike around the streets, you will see a long line of monks who are begging for food. Local people often prepare food, fruits,… and then whenever having a monk passes by, they kneel down in front of their house and offer them food with a great respect.

Alms Giving Ceremony at the morning (via Blue Heart Journey – blogger)

Buying local products at the morning market

After watching the Alms Giving Ceremony, you can go to the morning market and buy some of the local fresh products, especially mushrooms. This market is located at the foot of Phousi Mountain, parallel to the Sakkaline Road.

Visiting Xieng Thong Pagoda

This is the ancient, beautiful and most important pagoda in Luang Prabang. When entering this place, you will be surprised by the architecture and the surrounding landscape. Built from ancient times, went through many ups and downs of history, the pagoda still retains its inherent beauty.

Taking a boat tour on Mekong River

Boat tour on Mekong River (via YouTube)

Get out of the ancient town, let’s try to take a boat tour to explore the beauty of Mekong River. There are many options for your choice such as half-day tour go to upstream of the river, picnic and see the sunset, or visiting Kuang Si Waterfall.

Learning about silk weaving

Visiting the traditional silk weaving workshop at Ock Pop Tok, you will have the opportunity to learn how to make colorful silks of Lao people. Not only a weaving workshop, it also offers restaurants, eateries, coffee shops and classes for those want to dye fabrics and weave silk by themselves.

Relaxing at Kuang Si Waterfall

About 30 km from the center of Luang Prabang, the Kuang Si Waterfall is a popular destination for tourists, especially in the summer. Coming to Kuang Si, you can not only enjoy beautiful natural beauty but also swim, relax in the cool lake at the foot of the fall. Visiting Kuang Si Waterfall – a wonderful landscape in Luang Prabang certainly will not let you down. Entrance ticket for a person is about 20,000 kip.

Relaxing at Kuang Si Waterfall (via YouTube)

Shopping at night market

Not as busy and bustling as the night markets in other places but Luang Prang night market still brings you a lot of fun and exciting things. You also can buy souvenirs to be sold at Sakkaline Street, which is opened from 18.00 to 22.00 daily.

Learning to cook Laos food

If stay at Sofitel Luang Prabang Hotel, you will be participated in Laos cooking classes. Laotian chef will teach you how to make delicious food with fresh ingredients which were bought from the morning market in the city center. Only in a lesson, you can make naem dip, chicken curry (phanaeng kai) or mok het,… Address: Ban Mano, 0600, Luang Prabang.

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