The 10 Unmissables of Luang Prabang – Laos
Preparing a trip is first and foremost about the activities offered by the destination you are looking for.
At AsiaMyWay, your local Southeast Asian specialist for more than 20 years, we have thought of you. Our local agent Caroline, gives you her top activities to do and places you can not miss on your next visit to the former capital of the Land of the Million Elephants. A city full of resources where everyone can easily find their little piece of paradise. To help you during your next stop in this charming city, we present today the ranking of the 10 discoveries to be made in Luang Prabang.
1 - Kuang Sy
If there is a place you can not miss when you visit the former capital of the Kingdom, this is it. Nestled in the forest a few kilometers from Luang Prabang, the falls of Kuang Sy are a real enchanting site. The waters flowing in several pools of turquoise water cascading in the middle of the vegetation offers breathtaking shades of blue and green . These turquoise waters encourage swimming in the respect of Lao manners.
2 - Living Land Farm
One of the most recommended places by our local agent. This farm located just 30 minutes drive from Luang Prabang will allow you to discover and participate in all stages of rice cultivation: from planting to harvesting to your plate.
Living Land is a community tourism project led by the dynamic Mr. Launt – Through this activity, Living Land advocates for a reasoned rice cultivation without the use of pesticides and finances English classes and tutoring for 7 pupils from neighboring villages selected at the beginning of the year by the teachers according to their merit and all from families in difficulty.
3 - Phousi mountain
4 - The night market
5 - The Wats
6 - T.A.E.C museum
7 - OckPopTok
8 - Tak-Bat
It is almost obvious, the orange color predominates in Luang Prabang. Indeed, the city is part of an obligatory passage in the life of a monk. It is in a spiritual silence that you can attend the ceremony of Tak Bat,a parade of saffron dressed bonzes in the streets of the city, which takes place at sunrise (around 6:30). The monks come from the many temples of Luang Prabang in long silent processions, seeking food and offerings to the faithful. This ritual is unfortunately very often disturbed by the tourists. Respect them, and refrain from disturbing their walk. Finally, it is better not to buy rice prepared by merchants who see the opportunity to earn some money, (it is a ritual that does not concern Westerners).