Luang Prabang, Laos
Luang Prabang is a city located in north central Laos at the confluence of the Nam Khan River and Mekong River, approximately 425 km north of Vientiane. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The city is well known for its numerous Buddhist temples and monasteries. Each morning, hundreds of monks from the various monasteries can be seen walking through the streets collecting alms. One of the major landmarks in the city is a large steep hill on which sits Wat Chom Si. Other attractions include the Kuang Si Falls, the Pak Ou caves and elephant riding.
Things to See & Do
* Buddhist temples & Monasteries
* Haw Kham Royal Palace Museum
* Kuang Si Falls
* Pak Ou Caves
* Elephant riding
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Kip (LAK)
Language - Lao
Population - 50,000 approx
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus seven hours
International Country Telephone Code - +856
Travel Links - Luang Prabang is served by Luang Prabang International Airport with non-stop flights to adjoining countries.
Luang Prabang can be reached by slow boat in two days, typically with a stop at Pakbeng.