Luang Prabang

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Posted by DH Travel at 7:38 am April 29, 2014

Luang Prabang is filled with the gold-plated Buddhist temples, the old colonial homes, the smell of frangipani, and experience a visit to Luang Prabang is a something like as you are stepping into a time machine back to old Indochina where is located in Laos’s northern mountains, at the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong rivers, the city reflects an intricate blend of French, Chinese and Vietnamese influences, and also is considered as one of the World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO, which called it “the best-preserved city in Asia, Exploring to Luang Prabang, and you will feel as the time is not lost at here. The charming city of Luang Prabang the capital of Laos where is still considered as the spiritual heart, breathes a rich meld of French Indochinese architecture, Theravada Buddhist temples and a magical atmosphere, this old city where combines both of the natural and traditional sightseeing very impressive as well as this region is included a lot of the traditional arts, crafts, food, language, ritual sand authentic festivals. However, since it was ‘rediscovered’ by travelers a little over a decade ago, this place has become subject to the pressures of an ever-growing tourism industry.

sightseeing must see in Luang Prabang

Ban Panom Weaving Village is one of the ethnic groups in Luang Prabang where still keeps almost traditional customs and habits of Laos

Because of its outstanding heritage values, this site was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. Since 1988, the tourist arrive into Laos have increased from a few hundred intrepid backpackers to more than 600,000 in 2003, and Luang Prabang is considered as the second most popular destination after Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Besides that the stress where are placed on the town’s public utilities-electricity, water, sewage as well as garbage collection the construction boom created a demand for land within and around the town’s historic core. This combination of development pressures has placed critical stress on both the environment and the historic cultural resources of this place, and threatens to overwhelm them. Luang Prabang of Laos is considered as one of places must sees in Asia as well as Southeast Asia. However, this ancient city has a newfound popularity with the older travellers and families seeking an exotic yet safe holiday, and the prices are on the rise. With an international airport and daily connections to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, many people fly in and fly out and see nothing more of Laos.

Where to stay in Luang Prabang?

Different from cities in Asia and Southeast Asia, there are not many choices about the ranges of hotels as well as the luxury and cheap hotels and resorts in Luang Prabang, beside that the room rate at hotels and resorts at here is also much higher than other cities in Southeast Asia although this is still a poor country, so that if you intend to travel Luang Prabang, then you should check and book your accommodation in Luang Prabang earlier before your arrival date, otherwise you will not get a good place to live at here, and the urgent bookings at hotels in Laos are always offered very high prices. And, staying in Laos, you should stay at least at hotels 3 star or must choose the best hotels 2 star to get a clean and safe room and area to stay.

What to see and do in Luang Prabang?

– Swimming in the turquoise blue pools of Kuang Si Falls
– Enjoying Alms Giving Ceremony which is organized daily in the sun rises, it is begun from the main streets before going to all the small streets of Luang Prabang
– Riding elephants in the ethnic villages of Luang Prabang
– Exploring Royal Palace Museum

things to do in Luang Prabang

Royal Palace Museum in Luang Prabang is one of the most ancient museum you must see when travel Luang Prabang

– Taking in Laos’ Buddhist culture at the Golden City Temple
– Experience a walking trip in the old town of Luang Prabang
– Take a boat trip along the Mekong River and explore Pak Ou Caves

things to do in Luang Prabang

Kuang Si Waterfall in Luang Prabang is one of the natural sites you must see because of its mighty landscape

– Climb up to Mount Phou Si (Phou Si Mountain)
– Discovering the Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong), Wat Xieng Mouane, Wat Sensoukaram, Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham
– Visiting the Luang Prabang Night Market to buy handmade local crafts
– Enjoying a relaxing massage at one of the many spas in the city

When to Visit in Luang Prabang?

Also like other cities in Asia such as Thailand, Ho Chi Minh City, Cambodia is Luang Prabang also has two seasons is the dry season and rainy season, the dry season lasts from October to April, this season is hot, the temperature is around from 28-39 degree, so that the tourist should wear the long dress and should bring water beside during the trip in this hot season. The rainy season lasts from May to September, this season is also not cooler, is it around 25-35 degree, although this is a rainy season but you also do not worry because there are just raining some hours in a day, it is not like as the rainy season in Cambodia, the rainy season in Luang Prabang is more comfortable and less rainy, so that it is fine for you to visit Luang Prabang anytime in a year.

What to Wear in Luang Prabang?

Luang Prabang or Laos in general is a Buddhist country with a lot of the different and hallowed temples and pagodas, so that during the time you travel to these temples and pagodas, you should not wear too short clothes, you should wear long shirts and trousers otherwise you will not allow to enter the historical sites in Luang Prabang.

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