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LUANG PRABANG | Highlights of Luang Prabang
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Located in the mountainous north of the country, this former royal capital has been a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site since 1995. Idyllically situated on the Mekong River and surrounded by beautiful green mountains, the town itself is picturesque and offers a wonderful mix of ancient temples and French-Indochinese architecture. This full day tour helps you understand why Luang Prabang is called the "Jewel on the Mekong". In the morning, visit National Museum, where you’ll explore the history of Laos. Continue on foot a series of important temples such as Wat Visoun, the holiest temple of the city and Wat Xieng Thong, a 16th century temple which epitomises all the elegance and grace of Luang Prabang architecture. Then visit Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, dedicated to rich diversity of Laos’ ethnic minorities. End the day with sunset view from Phou Si mountain
Name Highlights of Luang Prabang
Duration Full Day
Price from 70 USD / pax (based on 2 pax)
Pick-up point Hotel in Luang Prabang
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Places to visit                          Wat Visoun, Wat Mai, Wat Xieng Thong, Royal Palace Museum, Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, Wat Aham, Mount Phousi


We start our sightseeing tour by visiting is the National Museum (Note : closed on Tuesday), the former Royal Palace which houses the collection of valuables including the famous Prabang Buddha statue and gifts received from foreign dignitaries. Continue on foot to Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden bas-relief, and Wat Sensoukarahm, which features a beautiful dazzling golden façade. Finish this morning's tour at Wat Xieng Thong, the most revered temple in Luang Prabang. Located at the end of the peninsula, close to the Mekong, this temple was built in 1560 by King Setthathirat and is decorated with ornate carvings and mosaics.

Following lunch, continue your tour of enchanting Luang Prabang. Visit Wat Visoun, the holiest temple of the city, which was entirely rebuilt in 1887 after being destroyed by the invading Black Flags from Southern China. In the courtyard of Wat Visoun stands the Watermelon Stupa shaped like the fruit from which it takes its name. Continue past Wat Aham, which was first built in the 1500s, and on to Wat That where the ashes of King Sisavang Vong are kept inside the large central stupa.

Continue to the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre, a museum dedicated to exploring the rich diversity of Laos' ethnic minorities. Traditional costumes, tools, and artifacts are on display alongside in-depth descriptions and written histories. It is a great opportunity to gain insight in to the Lao people (note: closed on Monday).

We end the day by walking up Phousi Hill, the 328 steps leads to the summit of Phousi Hill that dominates the sky-line of Luang Prabang providing the finest panoramic view in the whole city.

This is a sample itinerary so the cost really depends on the number of people in your group and time of travel. Please send us your enquiry for availabilities & the most up dated price.

• Entrance fees and sightseeing tours by private aircon vehicles or by tuk tuk
• English- speaking guide
• 1 set menu lunch at a local restaurant
• 1 small bottle of mineral water
• Fresh napskins
• 24/24h assistance from our company
• Service charges and government tax

• Travel insurance
• Visa
• Camera fees (if any)
• Personal expenses
• Tips for guide & driver
• Other items than mentioned in the program
• Surcharge in peak season (Christmas, New Year, local public holidays)

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