Luang Prabang holiday highlights

Partake in a relaxing river cruise which provides the perfect opportunity to witness how life in Laos’ former capital centres on this famous waterway. Drift upstream towards the Pak Ou caves that sit high above the riverside, and are known for the hundreds of small wooden Buddha statues and images that are found inside.

In the city itself, explore a wide variety of architectural styles, from historic temples to old French mansions; gaze at the mountains that surround this ancient royal city at the junction of the Mekong and its tributary; and take in stunning views of the surrounding temples and hills from magnificent Mount Phousi.

Eighteen miles outside of Luang Prabang and hidden within the forest sits the majestic Kuang Si Falls which are tiered over the steep hillside. Turquoise pools and roaring cascades combine to create a relaxing space. Cool off in one of the many pools or wander along nature tracks admiring the limestone landscapes and lush forest.

Luang Prabang key facts

Time difference

GMT +7 hours

Currency

Lao Kip

Flying time to destination

13 hours

Language

Lao

Luang Prabang good to know

Etiquette

Religion
Theravada Buddhism