03-days in Luang Prabang, Traveling Laos
Situated at the confluence of the Mekong and the Nam Khan Rivers, Luang Prabang was the former capital of Laos and a UNESCO World Heritage city. As a visitor, you cannot help but be amazed by the tidiness and cleanliness of perhaps the most charming city in Southeast Asia. Luang Prabang is famous for its rich cultural heritage, relaxing atmosphere, stunning scenery and friendly people.
Luang Prabang is a wonderful patchwork of traditional Lao wooden houses and hints of European architecture. Golden-roofed temples, decorated with mosaics and murals of the life of Buddha are the places that you cannot ignore once visiting Laos. Wat Xieng Thong is one of the finest pagodas in Luang Prabang. Built in 1559 by King Setthathirat, it represents the most typical example of the Luang Prabang style. The National Museum (former Royal Palace) contains a collection of 15th to 17th century Buddhist statues including the famous Golden Buddha and the a rare Khmer bronze drum. This small wooden palace was built in the early 20th century by the French in Khmer Style. Phousi Hill, a hilltop temple, provides a panoramic view of Luang Prabang. Other interesting sites around Luang Prabang include Pak Ou Cave, Ban Sanghai Village, Ban Phanom and the Kuangsi Waterfalls.
Day 1 Arrival-Luangprabang
On arrival at Luangphrabang Airport, you will met and transferred to your chosen hotel. then have lunch. In the afternoon you will visit Wat Xienthong the most beautiful temple in town build dating back to the 16th century. You will also stop at Wat Visoun and the Melon stupa next to Wat Aham, then leisurely climb up Mount Phousi to catch the sunset and on the way back visit the famous colourful night market. Overnight at your hotel
Day 2 Sightseeing around Luangphrabang (B)
Today we start a full day city tour starting in the morning after breakfast embarking for a slow boat trip to Pak Ou caves 32km up-river and along the way stop to visit the Lao whisky village and see the process how villagers make the potent Lau Lao (rice whisky) then continue on board to the cave where a thousand Buddha images are kept. After visiting the cave back downstream to Luangphrabang for a typical Lao lunch. After lunch drive 29Km through the dense forest to visit the world famous Kuangsi waterfalls with a stop en route at colourful ethnic Hmong village. On the way back stop by by Ban Xangkhong (weaving village & Mulberry paper village) then transfer back to your hotel
Day 3 Luangphrabang – next destination (B)
Very early morning !!(5:45am) private car transfer to Ban Vat Sean to watch a long line of monks in saffron robes collecting ceremonial alms. Back to the hotel for breakfast, check out and visit the former Royal Palace before transferring to the airport.