The mysterious and enchanting Luang Prabang captivates visitors with its timeless charm. Nestled beneath the majestic Phu Si Mountain on the banks of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, the town is packed with beautifully preserved architecture, regal palaces and sparkling temples. Of all the wonderful towns in Laos, it is often Luang Prabang that visitors remember with the greatest affection. The fabulous architecture, rich history and incredible location are coupled with a range of great cuisine and a friendly, welcoming population. Now a UNESCO world heritage site, conservation and preservation seems ensured and we would recommend going out of your way to experience the charm and allure first hand.
Luang Prabang has a small airport with regular flights to Bangkok and other regional centres. A great way to arrive or depart is by boat on the Luang Say cruise.
The town is home to a selection of the best small hotels in the country. Perched above the town with spectacular views and luxurious comfort is Belmond La Residence Phou Vao. In town Satri House or boutique Maison Souvannaphoum offer comfort and sophistication. Le Sen also comes highly recommended and for the ultimate in luxury consider Amantaka or one of the deluxe safari tents at Rosewood. Eco lovers could well consider combining the cultural aspect with greater exploration of the area’s natural beauty, Kamu Lodge can be reached by a short boat trip from Luang Prabang or included as a stopover enroute up and down the river.
Hotels in Luang Prabang
Belmond La Residence Phou Vao, Luang Prabang
A sublime boutique hotel with spectacular views around Luang Prabang
Maison Souvannaphoum, Luang Prabang
Stylish boutique hotel in the centre of Luang Prabang
Muang La Resort, Muang La
Beautiful riverside lodge in northern Laos with great food, superb accommodation and fascinating excursions
Kamu Lodge, Luang Prabang
Eco lodge in a beautiful location on the banks of the Mekong River with a variety of interesting excursions