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kids in luang prabang

Which is the best hotel to stay at with kids (9-17yrs old) and what do you do with them?

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1. Re: kids in luang prabang

With all due respects, if you don't know how to entertain your kids maybe you shouldn't take them.

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Oh and thanks for very kind reply....

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I noticed some very well-behaved French kids when in Cambodia a few years back. Even under the hot, blazing sun, and the dust in the air, the kids seemed to be relaxed and enjoying it. A week later, when I was in Luang Prabang, I had the misfortune of being at the same guesthouse with an American couple and their 2 obnoxious and vociferous children. One boy obviously needed medication that he was not being given. If parents have the good sense to discipline and control their children, then I say go ahead, travel with them! :-)

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Oh, as far as recommending places- kids love pools and it is a good idea to find a place with a pool where kids can hang out if they get bored with sightseeing. Tripadvisor has info here, tripadvisor.com/Discount_Hotels-g295415-Luan… so have a look!

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SingaporeMargaretha, since you think I was abrupt:

are your kids interested in Theravada Bhuddism? Is your 9 year old interested in French colonial architecture, or the design of C13th Lao wats? Are your kids interetsed in Lao history? What about cuisine? Does your 9 yo like Ort Lam - traditional Lao cuisine? Or what about a cooking course?

I would assume that you have done some research on Luang Prabang as you are planning a visit there. If the answer to the above questions is "yes", then you will have no problem with "what do you do with them." If the answer is "no", then why are you asking us what to do with them? Sure there is a waterfall and calcium pools that will keep them occupied for a day, and then....?

LP is not some sort of Sentosa island. If you have to ask "what do you do with them?", then you and I both know they will be bored.

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I'd say that LP is not all that kid friendly my room did not have TV you might be able to find a place with a pool, the boat trip to Pak Ou caves is fun and there is a daytrip to the waterfall, the royal museum is kinda interesting, the hike and view up at Phu Si is nice, food and drink is limited as well (except Lao) I'd look for a room with pool and TV there is an elephant camp there as well I think, haven;t been there, callao

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7. Re: kids in luang prabang

We're talking Lunag Prabang here, folks! Every other restaurant is catering exclusively to farang, and you will find hamburgers, pizza, sandwiches, omelets, huge western breakfasts, etc here. There is even a JOMA bakery. Food will be no problem. Previous poster does have a point, however, about the difficulty of keeping kids entertained with temples, etc.

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You have misunderstood the posts, Maniki. No one said that there were not restaurants catering to kids' tastes. The comments referrred to the fact that LP is noted for its unique cuisine, (hence the reference to cooking courses). Whether this would be of interest to kids is debatable to say the least.

Also it is not that easy to find a hotel in LP which has a swimming pool. It is not a location oriented to keeping children entertained.

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9. Re: kids in luang prabang

Rufus-

The link I posted is a place with a pool. There are several places with pools in LP. I think a cooking course would be great for kids! Unfortunatley,I don't think many farang give a rat's rump about the food in LP. Many can't wait to head up to VV for happy food...

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10. Re: kids in luang prabang

Wow Maneki, you stay at far classier places than I can afford.

I agree with your comment about most falangs' attitude to regional cuisine. At least some of them are interested though which enables restaurants like the Three Nagas to keep going.