An Unforgettable Journey through Luang Prabang
An Unforgettable Journey
through Luang Prabang
This extensive full day exploration of Laos’ most recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site
has been one of the must-do tours, encompassing all what Luang Prabang has to offer.
The marvelling charm is something needs to be visited once in a life time.
WHY THIS TOUR?
Drenched in spiritualism, unmistakably connected as the country’s main tourism gateway: a guided day in Luang Prabang takes on the full spectrum of why Laos’ temple town constantly tops the scale on the regional exploration list.
With over 30 temples and pagodas adorning the charming, laid-back town centre, and why it has rightfully earned its protective status, are immediately answered once gilded stupas and decorated holy sanctums appear on the town’s horizon. Time to put on your walking shoes and explore Luang Prabang the way it should be.
08:00 - 16:00
This full-day introduction to Luang Prabang will commence at your hotel, where your English-speaking guide welcomes you at around 8 am.
Depending on the location of your hotel, we usually commence our tour with the Wat Visoun, Luang Prabang’s oldest temple and once home to a famous Prabang Buddha. Also known as Wat Visunalat, the temple’s most notable feature is the large squat stupa in its forecourt. One of the smaller temples in Luang Prabang is the Wat Aham. The temple itself consists of an ornate wall and two ancient stupas and is the home of old banyan trees that are considered to harbour a holy spirit. Continue your Luang Prabang trip, the Wat Mai is the largest and most richly decorated of all the temples in Luang Prabang. We end the morning at the Wat Xieng Thong, one of the icons of Luang Prabang’s plethora of Buddhist temples. The most beautiful details are the walls of the temple, decorated with delicate gold patterns on a maroon background and still are.
After lunch at a local restaurant, we enter the compound of Laos’ Royal Palace Museum, housing the most important treasures of Laos’ recent past. The famed Pha Bang Buddha image is enshrined here besides the collection of personal artefacts of the royal family, including the royal throne of the Lan Xang Kingdom.
The afternoon starts with a unique temple called Wat Sene. The temple’s name is said to come from a donation of 100,000 Kip (Sene kip in Laotian) which was used to construct the temple during the 18th century. For those with the stamina and the will to see the town from the highest point at the very end of the day, Mount Phousi is the place to be. It is topped by a golden stupa (called “That Chomsi”) and is one of the first sights of Luang Prabang that arriving visitors will gaze upon. The views and the sunsets are simply spectacular.
After the sun has set and we have climbed down the stairs, your driver will comfortably bring you back to your hotel.