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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
 
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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Taxi

Taxi to the airport to to take the Laos Air Lines plane The tuc tuc is one of the quickest , practical and economic to travel. Fresh air is guaranteed Taxi al aeropuerto , para coger el avion de Laos...
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Town centre to boat landing.

We hired a private minibus from an agency direct to take us from the Lankhangkhong hotel to the boat landing for 100.000 LAK. (9€) It is probably cheaper by tuktuk but this way we didn't have to go...
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Ariving in luang Prabang

Most buses and mini-vans arrive in LP a few kms from the centre, where many tuk-tuk drivers or representatives of guest houses will pounce on you as soon as you step off your bus. Most will show fotos...
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TRAVEL BY BUS HERE..NO RAIL..

LUANGPRABANG Whenever I can when travelling I always, if possible ,travel by train as I beleive it is the best and most comfortable way to travel...unfortunately there are no more trains in Laos so...
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Bus south to Vang Vieng

The road to Vang Vieng takes around 5 hours through some beautiful if bumpy mountain scenery. Bring water and motion sickness tablets if you are poorly as it's not comfortable. I advise paying more...
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River crossing

In order to get across to the small village of Ban Xieng Maen, on the other side of the Mekong from Luang Prabang, you have to take a boat across the river. I took some sort of vehicle ferry thing...
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Stop at Vang Vieng

Chances are you are coming to Luang Prabang via Vientiane.Sure, this is not the only way to LP, but is the most common one.Some, however, do come by boat from the South West side. For this there are 2...
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Get yourself some wheels.

A great way to get about Luang Prabang and the surrounding countryside is to hire a scooter, the all-purpose vehicle of Southeast Asia. Having ridden bikes as a young man, I am quite comfortable with...
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Bus from Luang Prabang to Vientiane

From Luang Prabang you can take the bus to Laos capital of Vientiane. The trip takes about 6h with an amazing ride through the beautifull hills covered by jungle with local villages along the road...
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From Huay Xai to Luang Prabang by boat

Coming from northern Thailand, you have to cross the border from Chiang Khong early in the morning to Hiay Xai. Do it early cause it is a first come first serve system there, and it can get crowded....
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ferry across the Mekong

To get to the other side for visiting local villages, temple hills and getting a nice view over Luang Prabang you have to take a ferry - actually really small, more like a dug-out, one perosn at a...
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VIP bus to Vang Vieng

If you go to the southern busstation, you can buy bustickets to Vang Vieng or Vientiane in advance. The bus station is somewhat out of town, but easily to reach by bike or tuktuk.They sell 3 types of...
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Fly if you can

After experiencing 10 hours on the road from Vientiane to Luang Prabang, I decided to spend more money and less time travelling back to Vientiane. The ride was just too long for me. If you plan ahead,...
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VIP bus to LP

If you buy the ticket from agents in town then the prices don't vary too much. To save the hassle, I'd recommend buying from your guesthouse as I did after surveying the prices outside. They picked me...
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Top Hotels in Luang Prabang

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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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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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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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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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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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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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