Luang Prabang is a district in northern Laos, located 425 km north of Vientiane close to the Mekong River. The population of this district is about 22,000 people. The headquarters of Luang Prabang province is also situated in this district. In the past, Luang Prabang was the capital of a kingdom called Lan Xang ("The Kingdom of A Million Elephants") from the 14th century to 1946. Before 1975, this was still the royal capital, the center of Laos. At present, it is the capital of Luang Prabang province. Luang Prabang is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The attraction of Luang Prabang is the beauty of the peaceful scenery, architecture and daily life of people here. The Buddhist priests wearing orange robes in the early morning may be the most characteristic image of Luang Prabang. A favorite activity of tourists is admiring the breathtaking sunset on Mount Phou Si.
Exploring Luang Prabang Beauties 4 days, you can see the sun slowly going down the Mekong River and enjoy the panoramic view of the old imperial city in the sunset. Luang Prabang has many temples, most temples are the free entrance. Besides, Luang Prabang also offers activities such as mountain climbing, kayaking, and shopping in night markets, etc.
Must-see destinations in Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang town
Luang Prabang Old Town has a unique architecture like simple rural villages. Therefore, when visiting the old town of Luang Prabang, you will feel something of Hoi An ancient town with peaceful old houses and simple, and honest people, if you have a chance to visit Vietnam. Furthermore, every evening comes, the night market on the central road of the ancient city lights up with unique souvenirs and handicrafts so you should not ignore exciting activities at night at the tourist destination.
Xieng Thong Temple
Xieng Thong Pagoda, also known as Wat Xieng Thong, has an architectural style that is rich in Lao culture, so you definitely have to come when traveling to Luang Prabang. This ancient temple in Luang Prabang is worshiped by the people here, so when you come here the Buddha's ceremony is dressed in a polite and neat manner. Moreover, when visiting the place, you should respectfully respect the Dharma.
Tickets to visit Xieng Thong Pagoda are about 0.5 USD (equivalent to 5000 Kip). This is the next tourist destination in Luang Prabang for you to visit in Luang Prabang.
Kuang Si Waterfall
Kuang Si Waterfall is about 30km from the old town of Luang Prabang. The poetic beauty is always a famous destination on highlights of Laos & Cambodia 9 day tours that everyone loves. When you arrive at Kuang Si waterfall, in addition to watching the beautiful natural landscape, you can enjoy swimming, bathing in a cool lake at the foot of the waterfall. If you like it, you should bring more food and drinks and party together in the stream of Kuang Si waterfall which will be very fun. Coming to Kuang Si waterfall - a beautiful scenic spot in Luang Prabang will definitely not disappoint you.
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