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Explore Luang Prabang Backroads Biking Tour
"You will be picked up at your hotel in  Luang Prabang at 9:00 am by your guide and then proceed to the local morning Phosy Market where you can see the locals getting their daily supplies. Then bike to visit the National Museum the important Wat Mai from 1796 which emphasizes the graceful Luang Prabang architecture and the glamorous Wat Xieng Thong on the end of the peninsula. Learn more about the interesting Lao history and the kingdoms which inherited this place in former times. Later continue your ride to the Ock Pop Tock a non-profit organization that seeks to preserve traditional weaving techniques. We will spend some time learning about the process of silk weaving from the initial stages of creating the dyes to the final process of loom weaving. From here take a short an outdoor facility focused on elephant preservation. Around noon enjoy some free time for lunch at your own expense. Yur guide can recommend you a good restaurant at a small waterfall depending on your preference. In the afternoon you will proceed to visit the ancient Wat Visoun dated back to the 16th century. Another highlight of this tour is the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center where you learn many things about today’s ethnic diversity in Laos. A wonderful sunset view over ""
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Explore Luang Prabang Backroads Biking Tour
"You will be picked up at your hotel in  Luang Prabang at 9:00 am by your guide and then proceed to the local morning Phosy Market where you can see the locals getting their daily supplies. Then bike to visit the National Museum the important Wat Mai from 1796 which emphasizes the graceful Luang Prabang architecture and the glamorous Wat Xieng Thong on the end of the peninsula. Learn more about the interesting Lao history and the kingdoms which inherited this place in former times. Later continue your ride to the Ock Pop Tock a non-profit organization that seeks to preserve traditional weaving techniques. We will spend some time learning about the process of silk weaving from the initial stages of creating the dyes to the final process of loom weaving. From here take a short an outdoor facility focused on elephant preservation. Around noon enjoy some free time for lunch at your own expense. Yur guide can recommend you a good restaurant at a small waterfall depending on your preference. In the afternoon you will proceed to visit the ancient Wat Visoun dated back to the 16th century. Another highlight of this tour is the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center where you learn many things about today’s ethnic diversity in Laos. A wonderful sunset view over ""
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Guided Exploring Luang Prabang Full-Day Tour
"After breakfast you'll be picked up from your hotel for a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Luang Prabang. Start at the former Royal Palace now the National Museum where you will explore the history of Laos. Continue on foot to Wat Mai a temple renowned for its golden bas-relief and Wat Sensoukarahm which features a beautiful
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Most Viewed Local Customs in Luang Prabang

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Monks

Monks are everywhere in Luang Prabang. I particularly enjoyed listening to the evening chanting sessions in the wats as it neared sun down. i did not go inside or bother them, I just listened from a...
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Lao Beer

Laos makes its own beer. The most famous is beer Lao available in light or dark. We only tried the light and it was very good. It is not available in draft in Lung Prabang only bottles and cans. We...
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Coconut milk shakes

Most restaurants sell delicious coconut milk shakes mixed with a variety of juices such as pineapple, papaya, banana, mango. I even tried mint. For some reason they are dearer if you have them without...
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Wildlife

No need to pack the alarm clock for Luang Prabang; wake up as God intended us to do. Roosters and chickens abounded in Laos. I like to get up early on holiday to maximise daylight sightseeing time so...
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Gastronomia II

in The market that is besides the river is really surprising because you may see many exotic and unusual things like iguanas, serpents,worms, little birds ... they are very colourful, but I think that...
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elpariente
Jun 26, 2015

Local people on the river

The slowboat trip between Pak Beng and Luang Prabang on the second day is better than the first day as you'll see far more life both along and on the river. We stopped at one village and there were a...
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Willettsworld
Apr 22, 2010
 
 
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Slowboat for local people

The slowboat not only takes westerners from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang but is also used by local people who travel between small villages that the boat calls at. As well as people, the boat also...
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Willettsworld
Apr 22, 2010

Please show proper respect.

It really gives me no pleasure at all to write this tip as the behaviour of others made me feel ashamed to be a foreigner in this country, which I love. I will allow an entry from my blog and a photo...
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planxty
Jan 01, 2010

10 things what you as a tourist should know

1. Temples are beautiful and interesting but most important of all, they're holy places. Please visit, but dress appropriately, covering shoulders, knees and everything in between. Whether in a temple...
xuessium
Dec 09, 2007

Monks.

Monks are maybe the most known image of Luang Prabang. Laotians practice the Theravada Buddhism, they are very devout and almost every Lao man is expected to spend at least a short period of their...
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euzkadi
Nov 25, 2007

Alms-giving ceremony.

The daily alms-giving ceremony is a beautiful tradition and is one of the main attractions of the city. Buddhist monks are not allowed to cook , so they relly on the offerings of food given by the...
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euzkadi
Nov 25, 2007

Local food - khai phun

This is a food which is relatively unique to Luang Prabang made from moss or seaweed - another product of the Mekong - season for making this is February to March, when we were there. The weed is...
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thedouglas
Jun 19, 2007

Rattan Ball - a game you see everywhere!

We've seen young mostly males playing this game in other countries in SE Asia, but more so in Laos. It is played - you guessed it - with a woven rattan ball! We've mostly seen it played freestyle...
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thedouglas
Mar 28, 2007

The Laos Coffee is Stroooong!

We often asked for Nescafe to have a break from the strong coffee. The strongest we had though, was when we went trekking, when we were served the hot drink in glasses. After 2 sachets of...
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thedouglas
Mar 14, 2007

Top Hotels in Luang Prabang

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3 PO Box 50, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, Laos
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Riverfront
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Sisavang Vong Road, Ban Pakham, Luang Prabang, Laos
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Muang Ngoi
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Rue Chao Fa Ngum, Banthatluang, Luang Prabang, Laos
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Nam Ou River front
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Top Things to Do in Luang Prabang

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Mekong River

The best place to view the sunset in my opinion is from a restaurant overlooking the Mekong. There are lots of people offering sunset cruises too. You will encounter them as you stroll along the...
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Sidestreets

The main areas for wandering are the riverbanks and the main street, but also take some time to wander down sidestreets where you just might find food drying in the sun and people preparing food or...
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Bamboo Bridge

I believe this is only possible in the dry season. There are two bamboo bridges across the Nam Khan River. The one near where the Nam Khan and Mekong meet costs 5000kip there and back. We just crossed...
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Wats and Temples

There were lots of beautiful wats one after another on this road. All were free entry and all are worth a visit. Sakkarine Road is a continuation of the main road as it heads towards the end of the...
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Mount Phousi

We climbed up Mount Phousi from the Nam Khan River side and came down near the royal palace. It costs 20,000 kip. On the way up we passed lots of shrines, Buddha statues in different positions, a...
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Wat Meun Na

Wat Meun Na is located near the old bridge across the river. I especially liked its three wise monkey statues on the grounds: see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil. Entry to Wat Meun Na is...
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Top 5 Luang Prabang Writers

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thedouglas

"It Really is the Jewel of the Jewel of SE Asia"
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richiecdisc

"Luang Prabang: The Cheeky Monk"
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SirRichard

"A rare jewel in the Mekong Jungles"
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planxty

"World Heritage wonderland."
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xuessium

"IMPREXXION: LUANG PRABANG"
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