Climb Mount Phu Si at sunset: the summit of the centrally located Mount Phu Si can be accessed via 355 steps. Those who make the climb are rewarded with breathtaking views across the city and nearby rivers. There are several temples worthy of visiting on the way up to That Chomsi, the stupa which sits on the mountain’s peak.
Cruise the Mekong: charter a boat for a scenic cruise along the Mekong, stopping at popular attractions such as the Pak Ou Caves, a resting place for damaged Buddha images, and Ban Xang Hai, famous for distilling lao-lao, fermented rice wine.
Enjoy Lao coffee with the locals: there are several Mekong-facing coffee shops serving up Pakxong coffee in glasses along with a healthy dose of condensed milk. Wash your coffee down with a cup of green tea, grown on the Bolovens plateau.
Have a picnic at Kuang Si Waterfall: at 35kms from Luang Prabang, the cooling waters of this stunning multi-tiered waterfall make Kuang Si the perfect destinations for a daytrip. Vendors at the falls provide snacks, but you should bring your own mat or towel to sit on.
Temple-hop between Luang Prabang’s 29 temples: while most people choose to visit just one or two wat a day, it is possible to tackle all of the city’s 29 temples on foot in a single day. Highlights include Wat Wisunarat, Wat Xieng Thong and Wat That Chom Sii.
Visit a traditional hydro rice mill: don’t miss the opportunity to see one of Luang Prabang’s traditional hydro rice mills, which can be found in the villages en-route to Kuang Si Waterfall. Despite modern machinery slowly making an appearance, most of the villages surrounding Luang Prabang continue to use traditional methods for milling rice.
Luang Prabang Transport
The recently modernised Luang Prabang International Airport is a convenient gateway for those coming from Thailand, Cambodia or Vietnam. Flights connect Luang Prabang with Bangkok and Chiang Mai in Thailand; Siem Reap in Cambodia; and Hanoi in Vietnam. In addition, three domestic routes are available to: Phongsaly, Vientiane and Xieng Khuang.
Airlines operating at the airport include: Bangkok Airways, Siem Reap Airways, Vietnam Airlines and Lao Airlines, the national airline of Laos. Visitors should note that heavy cloud coverage in Luang Prabang and other mountainous regions of Laos is common and flights are frequently cancelled.
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