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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
 
Full-Day Luang Prabang Highlights Tour Including Kuangsi Waterfall
"In the morning we will pick you up in the hotel lobby sometime before 9am. The first half of the day is spent visiting the museum at the former Royal Palace and the monasteries of Vat Xieng Thong Vat Saen and Vat Visoun. After enjoying lunch we head to the nearby traditional Tai Lue weaving village of Ban Phanom. This village is famed for its intricately woven textiles and unique weaving techniques in former times the village wove textiles for the royalty. The next stop is the incredibly scenic Kuang Xi Waterfall which is surrounded with turquoise blue pools and an ideal place for swimming! On the way back to Luang Prabang we stop at the Hmong vill"""Luang Prang is an outstanding example of the fusion of traditional architecture and Lao urban structures with those built by the European colonial authorities in the 19th and 20th centuries. Join with us you will able to visit the most highlights in town in your own way."
From $83.00

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Car Rental Service

Car rental + driver. The rate (as of May 2008) is 80 USD/Day + gas. The driver picked me up from Nong Khai Train Station on Thailand's side and drove us all the way to Luang Prabang. It was a...
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Motor and manuel bikes.

Let me state first that I had a broken leg. It was simply hard to get around. I'm on a year long trip so I can't go blowing all my money on taxis if I want to go 10 blocks. However I CAN afford to...
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Moving around town: Walk or Tuk Tuk

Luang Prabang is a compact enough town so if you are not intending to stray further beyond the Peninsula and surrounds (the old part of the town), you can cover almost everywhere on foot. It's a mere...
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Luang Prabang International Airport [LPQ]

The airport isn't very big and looked rather old....none of the luxuries of the big International Airports. You embark and disembark right on the tarmac and walk right into custom clearance. Folks...
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Getting to Luang Prabang from Singapore

There are no direct flights. From Singapore, make your way to Bangkok. There are 2 airlines flying into Luang Prabang directly from Bangkok: The more expensive Bangkok Airways and the more economical...
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Luang Prabang to Kunming, China

There is a long distance bus service that plies between Vientiane and Kunming in Yunnan, China. This bus makes a stop in Luang Prabang. I boarded the bus in Luang Prabang and the trip to Kunming took...
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Local transport in Luang Prabang

The best way for visiting LUANG PRABANG and around the city is to rent a bike. You'll see much more than on a tuk tuk or song-tew, it's quiet and for one USD a day you have a lot to see.Every one does...
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Eureka!!! A ONE day boat to Luang Prabang!

After our last holiday, and taking a 2 day boat from Luang Prabang back to Huay Xai, and having more than a few mishaps, we were rapt to find this fairly new service. A package arrangement with River...
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First Class Bus

With the aim of keeping our itinerary flexible, we had no reservations for leaving Luang Prabang during our recent holiday. However, this resulted in a somewhat longer visit, due to limitations in...
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Fast boat? - I don't think so

AS OF FEBRUARY, THIS MODE OF TRANSPORT TO AND AWAY FROM LUANG PRABAND HAS BEEN CANCELLED. This has caused a large amount of congestion in other services, and planes were booked out for several days....
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Boat Across Mekong

If you're visiting Pak Ao Cave by tuk-tuk or Jumbo to Ban Pak Ao village. I cannot remember how much I paid for a return trip, but quite low price.While you're taking the boat across the river, please...
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Travel Agent

We used a travel agent called Treasure Travel Laos to book a day trip to the caves & waterfalls. We also booked their 3 day Phonsovan trip which we felt was excellent value we paid $US90pp which...
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Take a bike

I hired a push bike for the day for $US1, once I had mastered driving on the left, we drive on the right here in Austalia I had a great time. It is so easy to ride up and down the tiny streets waving...
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From Thailand to Luang Prabang, Laos in 1 Day !

There is a faster and still affordable way to travel from Thailand into Laos and Luang Prabang. We booked a package deal through a travel agents in Chiang Rai and spent one night at a hotel in Chiang...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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