Luang Prabang Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Luang Prabang

Pak Ou Caves

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The thousands of miniature wooden Buddhist figures that line the ragged shelves of the Pak Ou Caves are what make this unique destination a highlight for travelers in Luang Prabang. Located at the ...  Read more

Kuang Si Falls

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

This three-tier turquoise waterfall just outside of Luang Prabang is a favorite among travelers looking to explore the natural beauty of Laos’ countryside. Rushing blue waters cascade some 60 ...  Read more

Mount Phousi

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Some lament the hundreds of steps that lead to the top of Mount Phousi, but travelers agree that the best views of Luang Prabang are seen from the top of this 150-meter hill in the center of the ...  Read more

Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre

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The Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, located in the heart of Luang Prabang, is dedicated to preserving the arts, crafts and history of Laos’ diverse population. Founded in 2006, the museum’s ...  Read more

Wat Xieng Thong (Golden City Temple)

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Built in 1560, Wat Xieng Thong—better known as the Golden City Temple—is the largest and most significant Buddhist monastery in all of Laos. Beautiful gardens and well-manicured lawns surround this ...  Read more

Mekong River

4.5 star rating: Recommended 178 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Mekong River, the 12th-longest river in the world at 2,700 miles (4,345 kilometers), is the main artery of Southeast Asia. Its flowing waters are the beating pulse for a region that includes the ...  Read more

Royal Palace Museum

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Also known as the National Museum in Luang Prabang, the Royal Palace Museum was originally built in 1904 as a home for King Sisavang Vong, seamlessly blending traditional architecture with French ...  Read more

Tad Sae Waterfall

Though slightly less impressive than the well-known and picturesque Kuang Si Falls, nearby Tad Sae Waterfall is still worth a visit—but only during the July through November rainy season when water ...  Read more

Whisky Village (Ban Xang Hai)

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This tiny village near the Mekong River draws visitors with its Lao Lao, a strong whisky made from rice that’s sometimes fermented with snakes, spiders or other creepy crawlies and sold by the ...  Read more

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