Places To Visit In Luang Prabang

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Country rank: 1 out of 2 Places To Visit In Laos

Sub-Region: North of central Laos

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Here are the top 8 tourist attractions to see in Luang Prabang:

1. Mount Phousi

Mount Phousi

4.5

1 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Luang Prabang

To get your bearings on Luang Prabang, and get some exercise, trek to the top Mount Phousi at the heart of Luang Prabang. It's an excellent place at sunset and it's great for picnics.

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2. Palace museum

Palace museum

4.3

1 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Luang Prabang

Evoking traditional Lao and French beaux-arts styles, the former Royal Palace was built in 1904 and was home to King Sisavang Vong (r 1905_59), whose statue stands outside.

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3. Wat Xieng Thong

Wat Xieng Thong

4.2

2 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Luang Prabang

It is a buddhist temple located in Luang Prabang. Wat Xieng Thong is one of the most important of Lao monasteries and remains a significant monument to the spirit of religion, royalty and traditional art.

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4. Wat Mai

Wat Mai

3.8

1 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Luang Prabang

Wat Mai, a temple inaugurated in the 18th century. It took more than 70 years to build, and was once home to the Supreme Patriarch of Lao Buddhism.

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Top Hotels in Luang Prabang

  • Luang Prabang river lodge

    Staring from USD 15

  • Sok Villa Namkhan Riverview (Apartments)

    Staring from USD 31

  • QUEEN'S HOUSE

    Staring from USD 36

5. The elephant village

The elephant village

3.8

1 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Luang Prabang

Just outside Luang Prabang near Xieng Lom village is an elephant sanctuary which founder Markus Peshke created to provide care and an organization to sustain the endangered Asian elephantsæliving at the "village."

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6. Kuang Si falls

Kuang Si falls

3.7

21 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Luang Prabang

It is also known as Tat Kuang Si waterfall. These waterfalls are favourite for tourists if they get bored of the temples in Luang Pranag.

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7. Pak ou caves

Pak ou caves

3.7

20 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Luang Prabang

They are a group of two caves on the west side of the Mekong river, about two hours upstream from the centre of Luang Prabang, and have become well known by tourists.

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8. Phou si hill

Phou si hill

3.6

1 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Luang Prabang

It is a 100m high hill in the centre of the old town of Luang Prabang. It lies in the heart of the old town peninsula and is bordered on one side by the Mekong river.

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