Welcome to Luang Prabang
Ideally situated on a peninsula formed by the confluence of two rivers, the mighty Mekong and the Khan, Luang Prabang Province is home to one of Northern Laos’ most diverse landscapes. In the west, the Mekong cuts through dense jungle and lines it with sandy banks.
The south is prevailed by awe-inspiring massifs climbing north from Vientiane and the Nam Ou (Ou River) voyages north from Luang Prabang, humbled by sheer cliffs of karst around Nong Khiaw and Muang Ngoi Neua.
In the east, Rte 7 runs towards Xieng Khuang Province and the scenery gives way to soft hills of tawny brown. The unique charm of the province lies in its palm-lined riverbanks, terracotta roofs, glittering temples and saffron-robed monks; all come together to create a picturesque scenery increasingly rare to see in Southeast Asia. Just take a walk around the town and be slowly fond of quaint European town blended with the wonderful, woodsy spice of Asia and its sleepy riverine lifestyle.
The pace of life has moved up a bit since the tourists have arrived, as slick cafes jostle for space with chic boutiques showcasing the best Laotian wares: delicate weavings, elaborate silver ornaments and exotic delicacies. With a boom of restaurants, guesthouses, luxury resorts and hotels, a delightful location and friendly locals, Luang Prabang is your utmost must – see destination in Southeast Asia.