Luang Prabang is an ancient and beautiful UNESCO World Heritage in Laos that the tourist communities admire, and would love to visit. The valuable destination preserves the tradition, culture, and history of Laos that nowhere can replace. Travel to Luang Prabang is full of excitement as you can experience lots of nice things. You will be able to contemplate the whole city from Phousi Mountain, do souvenir shopping in night markets or run away the center to immerse into the cool Kuang Si Waterfall.  Let’s check best things to do in Luang Prabang with Laos Local Travel Agency.

River view at Luangprabang

#1: Experience Alms Giving Ceremony

Alms Giving is one of the most revered Buddhist ceremonies in Laos (from the 14th century). Just get up around 5:30 to take a walk or bike to the city center, you can see the lines of monks doing the ceremony while the locals are kneeling to give offerings which can be food, rice, and fruit. The meanings of this unique cultural ritual are to make merits and offer alms to the monks.

#2: Contemplate from Phousi Mountain

Phousi is an impressive highlight located in the city center, which is more stunning than any other mountain that you might think of. Conquering 355 steps, you reach the hill summit at the height of 150m to enjoy the panorama of the city and natural beauty. The view is worthy. This spot is perfect for welcoming sunrise.

#3: Buy local specialties in the morning market

Invest some morning time in the local market established right in the foot of Phousi Mountain, to buy the fresh products, especially some kinds of mushroom. The dynamic vibe exhilarates you much while a variety of interesting items keeps your shopping truly enjoyable.

#4: Visit Royal Palace

Almost every LuangPrabang Tours include the visit to Royal Palace where owns the national history, architecture, and culture. Even the exterior of the palace impresses you much with the sophisticated and gilded decorations, and then the interior is praiseworthy. Remember to take off your shoes to enter the inner space and dress politely.

#5: Explore Xieng Thong Wat

Xieng Thong is the top gorgeous, antique, and important pagodas in Luang Prabang. The first impression to this religious venue is the massive roofs, complex design, and blue stone columns. The more steps you discover the pagoda, the greater you feel about this relic, from the Buddha images to the awe-inspiring carvings.

Wat Xieng Thong, Buddhist temple in Luang Prabang World Heritage

#6: Mekong River Cruises

Bid farewell to the antique town, let’s try cruising on the mighty Mekong River and watching the countryside life and scenery along the riversides. The Luxury Mekong River Cruises function like the 5-star floating hotels which ensure your comfort while the cruising moments are scenic and exciting. You can go downstream to reach the dreamlike Kuang Si Waterfall or have a fun picnic in the beautiful setting at sunset.

#7: Learn the Laos Traditional Silk Weaving

Ock Pop TokWorkshop informs you of the traditional silk weaving art in Laos. There you can witness each phase to complete the Laos’ silk. This workshop also works as the restaurant, coffee shop, villa, and classroom for any tourist who wants to get the hands-on experience in silk weaving and fabric dyeing.

#8: Swim at Kuang Si Waterfall

Around 30km from Luang Prabang, the amazing Kuang Si might go beyond your expectation for a beautiful natural attraction. The Waterfall is outstanding with layers of water running from the top to the bottom, which create the bewitching emerald lakes. Swimming there helps you refresh and rejuvenate.

Turquoise water of Kuang Si waterfall

#9: Buy Souvenirs at Luang Prabang Night Markets

Make sure you come home with a nice collection of Luang Prabang souvenirs! The night markets (from 18:00 – 22:00) along the Sakkaline Street have lots of booths selling the local unique items that you might wish to have more time and more dollars for the purchase.

The trip has no space for boredom since you have 9 fantastic things to do in Luang Prabangand of course more. See for yourself how exciting it is!

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