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Old Quarter Luang Prabang

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Old Quarter Luang Prabang

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Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Fall Day Tour

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See the beauty and hidden wonders of Laos on this Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Falls day tour. Follow your friendly local guide through the streets of Luang Prabang, then make your way along the Mekong River to the Buddha-filled caves of Pak Ou. You'll visit a rural village where locals make rice wine and see how indigenous people live. Next, head to the stunning waterfalls of Kuang Si and savor a picnic lunch in one of the country's most picturesque destinations.
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LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Oct 9
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,048 contributions1,357 helpful votes
You are in Luang Prabang, the very crown jewel of Laos and capital of the ancient Kingdom of Lan Xang Hom Khao (1353-1707), also referred to as Lan Sang, Lane Sang and Lane Xang. As one of the best preserved cities of South East Asia, strolling along its "Old Quarter" is a magical experience. Take your time and enjoy this beautiful city, a perfect representative of Laos' culture and traditions. Visit its sacred temples with roofs that sweep low to the ground and impressive gilt panels. Wake-up early and attend - in complete silence - the "Sai Bat" ceremony ("Morning Alms Giving"), honoring the saffron-robed Buddhist monks and novices. Shop - and haggle - in its Morning and Night markets. Enjoy the awesome scenary and the sense of timelessness on the banks of the Mekong and Nam Kham rivers. No wonder, Unesco has appointed Luang Prabang, in 1995, a World Heritage Site, due to "an outstanding example of the fusion of traditional architecture and Lao urban structures with those built by the European colonial authorities in the 19th and 20th centuries"! One more reason to do not miss it. Enjoy!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Fran R wrote a review Aug 2020
Zurich, Switzerland373 contributions75 helpful votes
just walk around to capture the atmosphere then walk again with a idea of the things to be seen and visited this is an exceptional site, well reconstructed enjoy!
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Date of experience: January 2020
Anne D wrote a review Apr 2020
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom4,283 contributions509 helpful votes
There's something about Luang Prabang that draws us back every couple of years or so and the old city is a huge reason why we always seem to revisit. Yes, it is touristy, full of tour companies and expensive restaurants and coffee shops, but it's still possible to find quiet, peaceful, shady streets by the river where hours can pass by drinking coffee and watching life on the busy Mekong or Nam Khan. Even in seven years things have changed dramatically, but it's always Luang Prabang, and to a similar extent Ubud in Bali, that seems to draw us back to its laid-back lifestyle. No doubt, once this dreadful time in which we find ourselves at present has long gone, we'll return to Luang Prabang time and time again.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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EasyBob wrote a review Apr 2020
England221 contributions84 helpful votes
The old quarter has beautiful old Buddist Temples, and it was nice visting them all. Alot of history here!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Chris B wrote a review Mar 2020
Holyhead, United Kingdom178 contributions32 helpful votes
The old quarter is right in the main area of town. It is not very long and it is interesting to see the old colonial buildings some dating back centuries. The area is now all shops,bars and restaurants so is good for a stroll and to stop and have a drink or snack. Well worth a visit if you are in Luang Prabang.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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