Welcome to Luang Prabang! Located in northern Laos and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, this city is filled with lush landscapes, waterfalls, beautiful mountain views, Buddhist temples, and a deep-rooted royal history. Come explore with me!
Luang Prabang Video Highlights:
- With over 30 Buddhist temples located in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Luang Prabang, you could very easily spend an entire day and only scrape the surface.
- Who’s ready to take a dip?! Well with the temperatures in Luang Prabang hitting in the low 100’s when I was there (July) the azure pools at Kuang Si Falls were calling everyone’s name! The best time of year to travel to the area is between November and March but if you visit after this and into the summer months, I would highly recommend a hand-held fan and tons of water to stay hydrated. 🙂
- The Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre, which is a shop featuring Lao textiles, is where local women artisans handcraft beautiful pieces using natural dyeing, bamboo weaving, and batik techniques. It also houses a restaurant where you can enjoy an “east meets west” inspired menu, cocktails, a treehouse, and stellar sunsets!
- If you are visiting Luang Prabang, I would highly recommend a sunset dinner cruise. The sunset and mountain views are absolutely breathtaking 😍 and when you pair that with delicious cocktails and a multi-course dinner, it will be the highlight of your trip. You’ll board a traditional riverboat for a leisurely evening cruise along the Mekong, a river that flows through Laos, China, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
Also check out my video on where to stay in Luang Prabang and my article on the top things to do in Luang Prabang!
Have you been to Laos? Would you travel to Luang Prabang?