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...

  • 2. Elephant Village

    Be careful what you book on the Elephant Village website. The overnight stay takes you away from the pictures of the beautiful pol, to a run down house down the river far away from the village. The...

  • 3. Big Brother Mouse - Lao books for Lao kids

    If you have a spare couple of hours, it is worth popping into the Big Brother Mouse shop and supporting a worthy local charity. This is a publishing project...

  • 4. Lantern Boat Festival

    At the end of Buddhist lent, the annual full-moon festival takes place. This is where the clergy and the lay people celebrate the end of the three months...

  • 5. Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre

    I specifically chose to visit TAEC because of its exhibition Caregivers to Culture Keepers which centre around the stories of women living in a changing Lao....

  • 6. Cycle tours with Off Road Laos Adventures

    For me, taking a cycling trip is an excellent way of seeing the local countryside. I opted to pre-book a trip with Off-Road Laos Adventures, a local tour...

  • 7. Royal Palace Museum

    The entrance fee of 30,000 kip gives you admittance to the old palace and its grounds which also contains a Laos theatre and a richly ornamented shrine that...

  • 8. Meditation in Luang Prabang Exhibition

    This is a free exhibition that is housed in Vat Suvannakhili in Luang Prabang. The building where the exhibition is housed has been beautifully and meticulously...

  • 9. Royal Ballet Theatre

    This, for me, was one of the best things to do in Luang Prabang. The Royal Ballet performs in the Theatre within the Royal Palace Museum Compound. The...

  • 10. Tamnak Lao Cooking School

    After having a delightful meal at the Tamnak Lao Restaurant, I decided on the spur of the moment to sign up for one of their cookery classes. There is a choice...

  • 11. 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...

  • 12. 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...

  • 13. 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...

  • 14. 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...

  • 15. 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....

  • 16. 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...

  • 17. 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...

  • 18. 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...

  • 19. 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....

  • 20. 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...

  • 21. 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....

  • 22. 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...

  • 23. 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...

  • 24. 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...

  • 25. 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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