Luang Prabang is Laos’s former royal capital and is one of the most picturesque and laid-back towns in Southeast Asia, with its combination of elegant architecture, scenic beauty and Buddhist spirituality. Its home to a variety of different temples to explore each featuring detailed decoration and ornate styling. You won’t fail to meet the orange-robed monks walking around the streets and you can even join in the early-morning alms ritual.

Encircled by mountains, and set 700m above sea level at the confluence of the Nam Khan (Khan River) and the Mekong River, Luang Prabang is now Laos’ foremost tourist showpiece. This former royal capital – a designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO - is situated in a beautiful part of Laos and is characterised by forests, hills and the Mekong River. Exploring this area is possible by boat along the Mekong River enabling you to discover the Pak Ou Caves, visit local villages, and even enjoy a swim at the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfalls.

Luang Prabang at a Glance

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AEST -3
time difference
17 Hours
flight time
55,000
population
Old
Quarter
famous landmark
Kaipen
local food
Spring
best time to visit

Popular Holidays to Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Highlights of Laos Tour

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  • Mekong River Cruise
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Laos and Cambodia Unveiled Tour

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Indochina Delights Tour

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