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Luang Prabang Luang Prabang is perhaps the
best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and
charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sites
make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos.
Here is our recommended itinerary for your holiday while in Luang Prabang:
Day 1 Luang Prabang
We start by visiting the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the
shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai; we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount
for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a
beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we
explore Street Night Market, where you can find a lovely collection of
handmade textiles by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang
Day 02 Luang Prabang - Pak Ou cave Take a short
sightseeing tour to the city's oldest temple of Wat Sene and the
magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground,
which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple.
Then, board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a
beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting
visit to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold
lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way,
stop by the village of Ban Xanghai, where rice wine is produced. On the
way back, drive to Ban Phanom, well known for its hand woven silk.
Day 03 Luang Prabang
Visit the National Museum at the former Royal
Palace, which displays a lovely collection of artifacts reflecting the
richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right
through the last sovereign; and the Central Market too is not to be
missed. After this, use your free time to explore the town yourself and
stroll around the shopping area.