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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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Luang Prabang Local Life Full-Day Small Group Tour
"Get ready for an in-depth look at the daily life of Luang Prabang’s three most prominent ethnic cultures: the H’mong Khmu and Lao Loum. Start your journey at the home of a local H’mong family one of many H’mong residents in Luang Prabang. Here sit down with the family and your guide for a chat and learn about how resettlement efforts for ethnic communities like the H’mong changed the rhythm of their daily lives. Afterwards follow the lead of your host as he walks you through the intricacies of traditional flute making one of the H’mong community’s most treasured traditional instruments. The traditional art of flute-making is quickly disappearing in modern Laos but your host is both a flute enthusiast and one of the most respected flute players in the city. Listen to how the flute is played before rolling up your sleeves to make your own!After the workshop
From $88.00
 
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 ""
From $94.00

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Morning Alms Giving Ceremony

OK, I know everyone raves about this, but I was not impressed. When we went there were about 20 tourists to every poor alms collecting monk. I don't think tourists behaved badly; there were just too...
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I'm not surprised it is for sale.

Martin's Bar.I wandered into this place one afternoon for a beer purely by virtue of the fact there was some decent blues music playing and I do like a bit of blues. I was also a little intrigued by...
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Waterfalls and caves on your own (not a tour)

Most tour agencies charge 50,000 kip per person for 1/2 day tour of Pak Ou or 1/2 day tour of the waterfalls. either are really tours, since when you get there, it is basically a do-it-yourself walk....
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Renting a scooter

Not sure why scooter runs $18~20 in Luang Pranang when they are 35,000 kip in Vang Vieng... in my opinion a complete rip off and exploitation of the tourists.If you do not want to go to the caves or...
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Hmong Village.

This is another embarrassing tourist trap, we visit the village after visiting Kwang Sy waterfalls, the bus stopped and there were some little girls singing triying to sell their handicrafts ( nobody...
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Massage - cheap comes at a price

The Red Cross Sauna came heavily recommended in the guidebooks, since supposedly the money you spent there will go into helping the locals more directly. However, aside from this plus point, I wasn't...
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White Elephant Adventures is a Tourist Trap

We almost got sucked into a tourist trap by White Elephant Adventures on the main tourist street of luang prabung. They are not officially certified and the owner is manipulative and threatened my...
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The kids are killers to bargain with!

The day and night markets are both attended by either family or village groups - with people of all ages, from the money savvy kids to the older ladies who are undoubtedly the craftspeople. We bought...
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Don't take everything at face value

....even when its dealing with a monk.We were approached by a monk in Luang Prabang, much as a tout would initiate discussion - the usuall "where are you from?" etc. questions. We were in the grounds...
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Shops are very expensive in the town

We have just had our second trip to Luang Prabang - after a 1 year gap. We are amazed at how much busier the little town is, and the predictable increase in prices. There is an increased number of...
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Rice wine village

During the Mekong River Boat trip the boat stops at the rice wine village. After a steep walk up hill you get to see a bunch of vendors selling potent rice wine and liquor with snakes in the bottle. A...
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Pak Ou Caves and Whiskey village

A couple of hours by boat from Luang Prabang, on the Mekong river are the Pak Ou caves which are filled with hundreds of smaller and bigger Buddha statues. A trip to the caves also involves a stop at...
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Iron Workers Village (Ban Hat Hien)

Out near Luang Prabang's airport is the Iron Workers Village. There is a sign at its entrance proclaiming so for tour buses that stop to give their passengers a glimpse into "real" Lao village life....
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Pak Ou Caves

Although it was somewhat interesting it was nothing compared to the Waterfalls. Plenty of tourists cramped into some small caves. You can also hike up the hill to a temple, but again nothing...
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3 PO Box 50, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, Laos
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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