Destinations

Close to the banks of the Nam Khan River, the Elephant Village Sanctuary (also known as the Elephant Park Project) works towards providing a peaceful future for rescued Lao elephants. Starting by saving the elephants from often brutal logging...
Royal Palace Museum

The Royal Palace Museum in Luang Prabang (also known as “Haw Kham” or “Golden Hall”) was once Laos’ Royal Palace. It houses a lot of interesting historical items. Every item tells a story…so you will learn quite a lot...
Wat Xieng Thong

Luang Prabang’s best-known and most visited monastery is centered on a 1560 sim that’s considered a classic of local design. Its roofs sweep low to the ground and there’s an idiosyncratic ‘tree of life’ mosaic set on its west...
Wat Mai

The Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham or Wat Mai (New Monastery) is one of the biggest and most beautiful temples in Luang Prabang. Its central position (in front of the night market and beside the Royal Palace) makes it one of...
The Phosy Market

The Phosy market is by far the biggest market in Luang Prabang. Three quarters of it is covered, there are several hundred merchants of all kinds proposing a large variety of products. You can find there vegetable gardeners as...

Foods and Drinks

Khao soi noodles

Khao soi or khao soy is a Burmese-influenced dish served widely in northern Laos and northern Thailand. The name means “cut rice” in Thai, although it is possible that it is simply a corruption of the Burmese word for...
Khao Piak Khao

Khao piak khao is a Lao favorite. This thick rice soup (called khao tom in Thailand) usually comes with pork meatballs, scallions, crisp deep-fried garlic, slivers of ginger and cilantro. For a really hearty meal, ask to add an...
Luang Prabang night market

With no trading port to the outside world and until recently with a relatively small emigrant population, landlocked Laos’ gastronomy has not experienced the same degree of global popularity as its neighbours Thailand and Vietnam. A traditional Laos meal consists...
You’ll also find tasty Lao versions of Vietnamese classics in Luang Prabang like khao ji pate (known as banh mi in Vietnam), baguette sandwiches filled with mystery cold cuts, pate, mayonnaise, cilantro and pickled veg. It’s an odd East-meets-French combination...
Noodle soup is a common breakfast/lunch choice in Laos and the number of locals wolfing down bowls at a shop is the way to gauge how good it is. Shops will specialise in only one or two and close...

Hotels and Resorts

Villa Chitdara

Sisombath House

Sisombath House is located in Luang Prabang, 2 km away from Phousi Mountain. The property features a tour desk, which organises excursion to tourist...
Villa Merry No 1

The Villa Merry No 1 at the Khan River offers a good range of services and amenities. As well as enjoying your delicious breakfast....
Phonemaly Guesthouse

Designed for both business and leisure travel, Phonemaly Guesthouse is ideally situated in Town Center; one of the city's most popular locales. The hotel...
The Apsara

The luxurious Apsara is located in Luang Prabang, a 5-minute walk from Wat Xieng Thong Temple. It features a restaurant and elegant non-smoking rooms...

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