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Visit Luang Prabang And Explore The Hidden Gem Of Laos

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Some places are a hidden gem, not known to many. But that’s what makes the place worth visiting. One such place that we are going to ran an eye on is the city Luang Prabang in Northern Laos. Travelers need only 4 days to tour around the place and experiencing the best possible thing around the city.

Listing out today at India Imagine is the top ten things for the tourists to do and enjoy the stay in Luang Prabang

Climb Mount Phousi and watch the sunrise

Mount Phousi
Mount Phousi / Image credit: hotels.com

Luang Prabang has beautiful natural scenery across the countryside. But the main point of attraction remains the fabulous Mount Phousi that stands 100 meters from the sea level. People climb the cliff all way to get a mesmerizing experience of the sunrise. While climbing down you can visit a few temples that fall on the way.

Timings: Day time
Location: Luang Prabang

Pak ou Caves with buddha statues

Pak ou Caves
Pak ou Caves / Image credit: en.wikipedia.com

The beauty of Pak ou Caves is the buddha idols left behind by locals over years and years. It is believed that more than 4000 idols are resting in the cave. The view of the cave on the cliff is a major attraction for the tourists. There is usually dim lights in the cave, so you need to carry some lamps with you for a good and clear view of beautiful statues.

Timings: All-day
Location: Luang Prabang

Royal Palace Museum to know the history

Royal Palace Museum
Buddhist Temple at Royal Palace Museum / Image credit: th.wikipedia.com

If you are heading towards the center of the town, visit the popular tourist destination, the Royal Palace Museum. The palace once was the main residing place of then King Sosavang Vong. Now converted into a museum explicit the beauty of the history of the land. Also, don’t forget to take an errand across the Royal Garden surrounding the palace.

Timings: All day except Thursday and Sunday
Location: Ounheun Road

Visit the temples for peace and tranquility

Luang Prabang temple
Luang Prabang temple / Image credit: flickr.com

Luang Prabang has many Buddhist temples across the city. The locals worship these temples with utmost respect and tranquillity. One of the famous Buddhist temples is Wat Long Khoun. People across the country come here in search of peace and meditation. The place is thus called ” Monastery of the Happy “. Visit the place and check out for yourself!

Timings: 6 to 6 daily
Location: Luang Prabang

Art and Ethnology center to learn the culture

Laos is a place filled with lost ethnic groups and traditional values. In a nutshell, if you would love to explore there is only one place in Luang Prabang that you need to visit is Art and ethnology center. They preserve and protect the tradition and culture of the land. You can see that clearly by the artifacts displayed around.

Timings: Only Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 6 in the evening
Location: Kingkitsarath Road

Trekking through the Luang Prabang valleys

Trekking, luang Prabang
Trekking, luang Prabang / Image credit: asiadmc.com

Luang Prabang is famous for trekking trails surrounded by lush green nature. Locals keep up their fitness by hiking and trekking through the vast valley. There is some professional service that helps you to get the best experience. Book them prior or on arrival at the place.

Timings: Day time
Location: Outskirts of Luang Prabang

Waterfalls and nature of Luang Prabang

Waterfall, Lunag Prabang
Waterfall, Luang Prabang / Image credit: needpix.com

Luang Prabang is known for its beautiful countryside with beautiful waterfalls and lakes included. The Kuang Si waterfall is a view that looks heavenly. Tourists come here to enjoy the turquoise sight and relax from the hustle-bustle of city life. Well, the best part is that you are allowed to get down under the waterfall and get drenched in excitement.

Timings: 8:30 am to 17:30 / weekdays and weekend
Location: Outskirts of Luang Prabang / 23 km

Massage centers after a day-long tour

Massage center, Lunag Prabang
Massage center, Luang Prabang / Image credit: theculturetrip.com

After a day-long touring, all you need is a soothing massage and relax with some mouthwatering food. There are some authentic massage centers across the town for full body massage and sauna. These centers mostly use organic materials which is more good compared to any ordinary spas.

Timings: day time
Location: Luang Prabang

Visit the night market for handicrafts

Handicraft, Luang Prabang
Handicraft, Luang Prabang / Image credit: needpix.com

One of the busy places in the city of Luang Prabang. The night market is surplus lively and vibrant with foods and other trade and craftwork flooded in the town. As a tourist from a different place, you should be able to barter properly to be in gain. However, don’t forget to collect the souvenir from the night market while going back home. Also, try to pamper your tastebuds at buffet street down the lane.

Timings : 17: 30 to 23: 30 pm/ weekend, weekdays
Location: Centre of City Luang Prabang

Street food at buffet street market

Street food, Luang Prabang
Street food, Luang Prabang / Image credit: en.wikipedia.org

Be ready to put on some weight while you are in Luang Prabang town. Buffet street is a dream place to wanderlusts with Bon appetite. The buffet street allows travelers to pick their choice of food and beer and connect with other travelers and share their fabulous travel stories. The food market is yet another place that is crowded for its traditional food and drinks.

Timings: 17:30 to 23:30

Location: Sisavangvong Road, near the night market.

Exploring the Asian countryside remains a fascinating thing among tourists worldwide. They are rich in traditions, culture, and food. When you plan a visit to Laos next, add Luang Prabang into your list and enjoy the tranquil scenery and aesthetic nature of the place.

Bon Voyage!

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