Things to Do in Luang Prabang

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Things to Do in Luang Prabang

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  • petaag
    Melbourne, Australia128 contributions
    Don't just take a photo at the first waterfall spot and turn back, keep walking the path as there are multiple waterfalls to view. The mail trail is not too strenuous.
    There are some swimming holes but no one was swimming the day we visited. There is also some market stalls and a couple of restaurants (on the path & also nearby with the water running by) if you want to take your time.
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • bhodgkinson
    Preston, UK244 contributions
    Take a visit in the evening. There are lots of variety for street food. There are so many stalls selling souvenirs - but at a decent price. It is not a very pushy market - so I would definitely revisit if in Luang Prabang.
    Written 20 June 2020
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  • Coolrunningtraveller
    3 contributions
    I didn’t expect something like this, they show you the 14 steps of the rice Production. Every single step is detailed explained and demonstrated, after you have to do every single step by yourself. All is traditional, no machines. You will also work with the buffalos. Additionally they show you how the make the Tools they need for the rice farming. The people there are really friendly and nice, was a great experience. They also cook very delicious food for you after the Tour. Unfortunately I was the only guest this day because there are still not many tourists in Laos, Hope that will change soon. Thank you
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • Vota T
    Frankfurt, Germany5 contributions
    Historical temple located in town, not that far but better to be here by bicycle or motorcycle. Temple located opposite the river. Good to visit
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • Larry M
    Vientiane, Laos1,343 contributions
    The hike uphill is exhausting, but worth it to reach the top…small temple at the apex with Buddha statues, caves and scenery along the way. Small entrance fee’
    Written 18 March 2022
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  • Posey
    9 contributions
    Wonderful half day experience with the elephants. We walked with the elephants and their mahouts and it is obvious they are following their natural instincts of eating and moving freely though the jungle. Extremely enjoyable and informative experience with a knowledgeable guide.
    Written 7 January 2022
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  • petaag
    Melbourne, Australia128 contributions
    We hadn't researched what this involved & agreed last minute to meet some friends - glad we did.
    From what we understand most hotels will be able to organize a spot & offerings for you. When the monks start to walk the street the alms giving ritual happens quickly.
    It was nice to then wander around the streets and temples early morning before it got too busy or hot.
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • amanda5805
    Duncan, Canada4,109 contributions
    We arrived here about 1pm on our way back from the morning at the falls. The guy working the front counter was very rude. It cost 40,000kip (about $6CAD) to enter. They give you a map and educations information to help guide you threw Laos wildlife & plants.

    The Park offers educational excursions to local school children to increase awareness of the fragile ecosystem.

    The property is split into five area: the butterfly garden enclosure, colourful garden, orchid garden, cactus garden and a waterfall. There are many different types of butterflies in many different sizes in a lush green gardens. There were also a lot of lazy cats.

    There is a small restaurant with koi fish pond and ducks. They serves cold drinks , sandwiches and small desserts. On site restrooms were clean and they had western toilets.
    Written 2 June 2020
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  • fartoomanyusers
    London, UK401 contributions
    This is why most tourists to Laos visit Luang Prabang, and it really is stunning.

    So many temples, the museum, and old buildings - you can wander around and around for hours.

    Just don't get sunburnt!
    Written 18 November 2020
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  • Fran R
    Zurich, Switzerland372 contributions
    all three centers differ from each other, although the topic is the same of course

    the impact of the Vietnam war on Laos cannot be underestimated.
    just to mention: Laos was not even involved in the war, and got blanketed by bombs and landmines

    by buying a t-short you can help UXO
    Written 10 August 2020
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  • Scott B
    Sydney, Australia433 contributions
    Here is the palace of the king. Toppled in 1975, he died in prison. The stewards here were not sure what they were hoping to achieve. You were strictly forbidden from taking photos. The nomenclature used throughout (both written and spoken) is what we now readily parody. It's like the doublespeak used by former communist nations. It is still evidently in wide use here.

    I don't wish to mock the poor English interpretative signage throughout the museum (let's be honest my ability to read and write Laotion was not exactly helping) but when it was combined with such phrases as"revolutionary duty", "historical necessity" and "supremacy of the working class" it was hard to hold back a giggle. While it didn't actually feature phrases such as "imperial running dog" and "fascist scum" you could certainly see them from there.

    I'm pleased I went. Students of history will love it, for a variety of reasons.
    Written 7 August 2020
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  • Corinne J
    Vientiane, Laos9 contributions
    Great place for a quick lunch on the way to Kuangsi falls.
    The ice cream and milkshakes are pure delight.
    We also did the tour of the farm, great! You will learn a lot and even can try to milk a buffalo!
    A beautiful project that also benefits the farmers here. Congrats!
    Written 6 January 2021
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  • CanadianTraveller
    11 contributions
    Relaxing boat ride over to the garden followed by an excellent lunch in the restaurant. Explored on my own time, no rush, lots of time to take photos of the flowers, butterflies and views.
    Written 28 June 2020
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  • JayRae1
    Glasgow, UK1,546 contributions
    The Bamboo Bridge is only opened for six months of the year, and crosses the Nam Khan River just before it joins the Mekong. The reason the bridge is only open for six months is that the high waters in the rainy season wash it away and it has to be rebuilt each time. I've seen people say that, at 10,000 Kip it is too expensive, but when you consider that this is only around 84 pence in UK money, or $1.10 in American currency, you realise that it is really nothing.

    Some people merely cross and return, just for the experience, but on the other side there is a small town and you can get local food and drink there, which isn't targeted at tourists.

    The bridge is right at the end of the peninsula, but not a particularly long walk from the Luang Prabang town centre, so definitely worth a short visit.
    Written 3 August 2020
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  • Marco Luangprabang
    Luang Prabang, Laos323 contributions
    NIce Waterfall especially during rainy season, avoid to visit during dry season because usually dry with no water, they have place to drink and eat
    Written 21 April 2020
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