What to do in Luang Prabang

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For those contemplating a trip to Laos, there’s no better time to visit than now as the country has lifted all entry requirements for vaccinated travellers. Whether you’re looking to uncover the beauty of this heritage destination or indulge in a tranquil spa journey, get to know Laos’s capital of Luang Prabang and discovery the depths of this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Luang Prabang, Laos

The kingdom of Luang Prabang tells a vivid story through its picturesque fusion of traditional Laotian style combined with the French colonial influence of the 19th and 20th centuries. From the colonnaded streets and meticulous architecture to the preserved natural environment and the lively night market, there is much to explore in this unique townscape that blends two cultural traditions. Explore the pagoda studded temples, climb Mount Phousi viewpoint, wake up and witness orange robed monks walk mindfully through the streets where locals and visitors offer early morning alms.  

Morning alm, Luang Prabang, Laos

For those looking to reconnect with nature, you won’t be disappointed. Luang Prabang is famed for serene sceneries, including the Kuang Si waterfalls and Pak Ou caves. The former lets you enjoy a dip in the crystal-clear rock pools and climb the highest cascades for a picnic, while the latter is one of the most holy sites where thousands of Buddhas amassed in caverns over centuries.  

Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang, Laos

Avani+ Luang Prabang Hotel is a heritage hideaway in the heart of the old town. From the most tranquil settings and thoughtful service to authentic experiences and the chance to just be, the hotel was constructed with everything you need in mind. An inviting swimming pool acts as the centrepiece of this heritage hideaway while open plan rooms with teak furnishing create a cozy yet upscale living space. Step beyond the French doors and be greeted by the shady terrace that overlooks the lush tropical garden. Cruise along the Mekong River backdropped by the rolling mountains and jungles while enjoying gourmet canapes and your favourite cocktail as the sun sets. Unwind at the Anantara Spa with a selection of signature journeys rooted in holistic practices and indigenous experiences.

Avani+ Luang Prabang, Laos