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Old Quarter Luang Prabang

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Address: Old Quarter, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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A snapshot of the past

The old town is charming and not too crowded. Everything is quite close together in the area between the two rivers. The Royal palace , several Wats and Mount Phousi. We also... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The old town is charming and not too crowded. Everything is quite close together in the area between the two rivers. The Royal palace , several Wats and Mount Phousi. We also went to visit the old bridge which is manic at school home time, scooters abound and a one way system has to be adopted! You can walk across... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Is nice to walk around the old quarter. The blend of old buildings and Wat(temple) takes you back to the ancient time. Streets are relatively clean. Cafes are chic. But the weather was hot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Three years nearly in Malaysia and I long for some preserved or well documented history. The old quarter of Luang Prabang (and much of the town) provided more in a few days than all my time in Malaysia. Buildings are preserved and interesting, the many Wats provide a unique glimpse into Buddhism and the way of the monks...and if you... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a UNESCO world heritage area with its old colonial buildings, beautiful views of the river (especially at sunset), wonderful night market of crafts, and mountain to summit for the view.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's difficult to imagine anything ugly in Luang Prabang. The entire place is serene and lovely. Gorgeous historic buildings transport you back. Loved it.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Overall, Luang Prabang is very nice and certainly your spot if you are into the temples. Otherwise, not too much of an authentic life here – the old city is formed only by wats and hotels & restaurants for tourists. The core of the city is small and formed by 3 streets, you will get everywhere on foot.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It would be unusual to come to Laos and for Luang Prabang not be part of your itinerary, especially on a first visit. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site with good reason - with the combination of its temples, smart riverside location, relaxed pace, varied restaurants, bustling markets, accommodation for all budgets and value for money making it a huge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Uncrowded and easy to access, the temples were ornate and lovely. We were happy to observe the Buddhist worshipers and monks attending to their veneration.

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is just a very special place Luang Prabang and the old Quarter is the jewel in the crown. You could spend days walking around and looking then going back and seeing something else. There are stunning views of the fast flowing Mekong, great architecture, incredible food and so much more. Go to this town you will love it.

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This guesthouse is good place to go around, 7 minutes from the night market. The price is reasonable. The receptionist is more friendly and open to show you around.

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