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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 ""
From $94.00
 
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 Tourist Traps in Luang Prabang

Tourist Traps

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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planxty
Oct 23, 2014

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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euzkadi
Apr 25, 2008

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...
xuessium
Dec 02, 2007

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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noahderman
Aug 16, 2007

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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thedouglas
Jun 05, 2007
 
 
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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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thedouglas
Mar 21, 2007

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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thedouglas
Mar 14, 2007

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...
oldbiker
Feb 27, 2007

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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realde14
Sep 11, 2006

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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sieffron
Mar 28, 2006

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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Yaletown
Aug 27, 2005

Sales-kids

This sweetheart had volunteered herself to be surrounded by all the kids selling little something so that we can take some photos. Anyway, she didn’t just do it for fun. She did buy one, but the...
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muddybok
May 25, 2005

The Royal Palace-An Oxymoron

Some background history: Scene 1- Following a political upheaval, the Lao government arrested and banished the royal family to Houa Phan where they died.Scene 2- The Royal Palace is taken and turned...
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JRiel
May 10, 2005

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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Nam Ou River front
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Rue Chao Fa Ngum, Banthatluang, Luang Prabang, Laos
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Muang Ngoi
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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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