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Beauty of Luang Prabang 4 days Tour

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itinerarypricegalerylineItinerary 1: Luang Prabang Please advise your flight detai:After transfer to Luang prabang hotel with private guide. The rest of the day is free and easy at leisure on your own. Check in after 12.00:A place where time stands still is one way to describe the charms of this historic capital of ancient temples. Languid and lovely Luang Prabang is the most popular destination in Laos, a compact, atmospheric town that can be enjoyed at leisure on foot. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, there are more than 30 historic temples hidden among the backstreets of town, as well as the Royal Palace Museum. Popular activities include rising early taking part in the Tak Bat or alms offering to the monks. Beyond town, adventures await, including waterfalls, elephant camps, kayaking and cycling. Luang Prabang is now plugged into Laos and the rest of the region, with flight links to nearby Bangkok, Hanoi and Siem Reap. Combining this atmospheric place with the highlights of Indochina such as Hoi An in Vietnam and Angkor in Cambodia has never been easier. 2: Luang Prabang 8.30 hrs:After breakfast, transfer from hotel to explore Luang Prabang by bicycle. Then visit Wat Visoun, the oldest and one of the most beautiful temples of Luang Prabang. It was built in 1520 by King Visounnarat. The first thing to strike the visitor is the enormous That Makmo, which in on the temple compound. Because of its odd shape, this stupa is known as the 'watermelon stupa'. This lotus � stupa, dating back to 1503, has more of a Sinhalese style. And visit Wat Xieng Thong the most beautiful temple in Luang Prabang. It was founded by King Setthathirat in 1560 and the walls of the monastery have been decorated with mosaics in 1950. These mosaics don't show us the usual scenes of Buddha's life, but they depict the daily life of the average man. Just like the Royal Palace, this temple is close to the Mekong River. In 1880, the Triptaka library was added to the complex. The drum tower was built in 1961. On one side of the Sim there are several stupas and small rooms containing old Buddha images.11.00 hrs:After that visit the Royal Palace Museum, The Royal Palace Museum of Luang Prabang is set back off the main street of Sisavang Wong, directly across from Phu Si Hill. Its tall, swaying palm trees and elegant rooftop dominate the skyline. It�s a beautiful museum to visit, especially if you�re trying to avoid the heat of the day and glean information about local history. ( Close The Former Royal Palace closes every Tuesday )13.00 hrs:Then go to Phousi Mountain overlooking the city of Luang Prabang, where situated in the centre of Luang Prabangs. To climb up the mountain can be hard but it is definitely worth the trip. There is a formidable view from the top of the mountain where you can see "The Royal Palace", and the surrounding rivers and villages. Time permitting; take a ride around the outskirts of town. Meal : Breakfast Lunch 3: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave - Baan Xanghai - Kuang Si water 08.00 hrs:After breakfast, pick up from hotel and transfer to taking a traditional wooden boat upstream to visit the famous cave of Pak Ou. �These caves contain thousands of Buddha images and are of great religious importance to the Theravada Buddhists in Laos. These caves were converted into Buddhist temples in the 15th century and are used as a site for old Buddha images that can no longer be venerated in a temple, either because they are damaged or the temple they were displayed in has been destroyed�.11.00 hrs:Along the way, make a short stop at Ban Xanghai, where you can observe the traditional process of manufacturing local rice alcohol and enjoy the taste of the local rice wine. Lunch will be served on the terrace facing the Nam Ou River.13.30 hrs:Continue your trip to visit in the afternoon at Kuang Si waterfall, located 30km south of Luang Prabang, the many tiered waterfalls have scooped out small basins of turquoise color. A short trek and swim around the falls is recommended. On the way you will stopover to visit Ban Tha Pen the Hmong village.Meal : Breakfast Lunch 4: Luang Prabang
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