Luang Prabang Things to Do

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    Suburban Luang Prabang
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    The red chapel and rear of the Sim.
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  • 1. Redbul bar

    I've been in Redbul bar during my stay in Luang Prabang, I tried many kind of food (best burger in Laos and Asia) and I think is one of the best quality/price in Luang Prabang. You can find italian...

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  • 2. A very upmarket market.

    Anyone who has read some of my VT pages knows that I love markets. I hate shopping and rarely buy anything in them but I absolutely adore pottering about...

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  • 3. I don't see it myself.

    That Makmo.In the grounds of Wat Visounarath, is ths stupa of That Makmo which, in the way of transliteration can be rendered Tad Mak Mo, That Mak Mo etc. It...

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  • 4. Mount. Phousi

    Mount Phousi is the highest spot in Luang Prabang between the Mekong River and the Nam Khan River. You cannot miss it, it is in the center of town and every...

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  • 5. Nam Khan River

    Nam Khan River is a smaller river that ends in Luang Prabang where it joins the Mekong River.The river is in between the Luang Prabang airport and the small...

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  • 6. Mekong River

    The Mekong River listed the world's 12th-longest river, it is coming from Tibetan area and runs thru China and pass thru here in Luang Prabang on its way south....

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  • 7. Visit the Royal Palace

    This is the original Royal Palace of Luang Prabang, it was occupy by royalty till the end of the monarchy in the 70’s and since then kept as the national...

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  • 8. Visit the Wat Xieng temple

    The Wat Xieng Thong is a Buddhist temple and monastery, it is not in the main street of Luang Prabang but a bit on the tip side of the peninsula closer to the...

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  • 9. The Buddhist monks

    The monks, including the novices, is something not to be miss and to talk to them is great. They are very chatty and ask many questions, and liked to shake...

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  • 10. Wat Sop Sickharam

    This also is a quiet garden to visit and enjoy. There are many novice monks here as there is a school and also is a working temple. More fine buildings but I...

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  • 11. Wat Sensoukharam, Luang Prabang.

    Another significant wat in the same area as Xiengthong is this one a little further along the same road closer to the town centre and also known as Wat Sen....

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  • 12. Wat Xiengthong, Luang Prabang.

    Wat Xiengthong is one of the many wats and stupas grouped on the peninsula and is one of the main starting points for the alms ceremony every morning. Once the...

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  • 13. Go and try Mr Bounmee's bridge.

    Right down at the N/W end of the peninsula is a bamboo bridge that makes it easier to get across to Ban Xankong, the weavers village and a nice walk along the...

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  • 14. Terrible behaviour.

    This really should be in the "What not to do's".After reading Fergy's remonstrations over the tourist behaviour during the Tak Bat, or alms ceremony I got up at...

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  • 15. Two days up the Mekong.

    Many many people do this boat trip the other way round, only because more people seem to go to Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai than elsewhere in the N/NE of Thailand....

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  • 16. National Museum, Luang Prabang.

    I must admit I started getting a little "templed out" after 3 days in LP even though we had done some different stuff, so here I just wandered round the grounds...

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  • 17. H'Mong village, Luang Prabang.

    This stop on the way back from Kouang Xi is a bit of a tourist trap and can be missed. The village is genuine enough but the shops and stalls certainly are not....

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  • 18. Do something useful.

    I am not for one minute suggesting that the readers of VT are anything other than useful, but if you are in Luang Prabang there is something really useful you...

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  • 19. Bear Care centre, Kouang Xi falls, Luang Prabang.

    When you are up at Kouang Xi, there are two ways up to the top falls. If you don't see the sign it's possible to miss the Bear Centre. Just after the entrance...

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  • 20. Kouang Xi (or Si) waterfalls. Luang Prabang.

    One of the "must-do's" in Luang Prabang is the Kouang Xi waterfall. The falls lie about 30 kms out of town but there is a decent road to get there. We saw some...

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  • 21. Climb Mount Phousi, Luang Prabang.

    In the centre of Luang Prabang is Mount Phousi, around 100/150 metres high, from which you have a great 360° view of LP, the Mekong and the surrounding hills....

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  • 22. Big Brother Mouse, Vientiane.

    Having run through many of the tips on various places and things to do here on VT, I came across Fergy's (Planxty) excellent tip on the Big Brother Mouse...

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  • 23. Ban Xangkhong, near Luang Prabang.

    We used the same boatman to take us upriver to BanXangkhong village, noted for the papermakers and their weavers and also to take a slow ride back to try to...

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  • 24. Hike the Chomphet trails.II

    Along the way you have great views of the river and a couple of bamboo bridges. Plenty of wats and stupas too. The really good thing is there is practically...

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  • 25. Hike the Chomphet trails.

    Chomphet is situated on the other side of the Mekong and has a decent trail to walk along the river, but up the top of a levee so you get a good view of the...

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