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Timings : 8 AM to 5 PM

Time Required : 1 hour

Entry Fee : Free entry. But donations accepted.

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Luang Prabang Library, Luang Prabang Overview

The Luang Prabang Library is a small public library located in the old town of Luang Prabang in Laos. It focuses on providing education and learning of English by making free books accessible to children in Luang Prabang. It is one of the attractions in the city worth visiting for tourists who want to contribute to the benefit of school children of Luang Prabang via donating books or aid to help the library sustain.

The details of this are available in the library, and the staff would assist you in contributing to this local non-profit project. Visitors can also support the library by buying anything from the shop like maps or souvenirs, which will go directly as funds. Apart from donations from the public and tourists, the Luang Prabang Library also receives funding from the government and some international non-profit organizations. It has helped the library boat movement to keep going for years in the city.

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The Luang Prabang Library History & Significance

The Luang Prabang Library was built to provide free and easy access to education for school children. The library works on providing free reading material to kids. They organize library boats, which flow on the Mekong to reach around remote villages. Donors can drop books that would be placed on the boat for distribution. Children pick up whatever they like when the library boat passes through their communities. The boats run based on donations alone. If visitors donate a couple of dollars, they can get a chance to get onboard these boats, teach English to kids on the library boat and also distribute books in the villages.

How To Reach Luang Prabang Library

The Luang Prabang Library is located on Sisavangvong Road opposite the Mai temple in the old town of Luang Prabang. The best way to reach there is on foot, which takes less than 20 minutes. If you are based out of the city centre, you can get there by hiring a Tuk-Tuk for about 5 USD for a round trip that can be shared as well. Or you can rent a motorbike daily for about 8 USD per day that would also give you the flexibility to combine multiple attractions.

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