Old Quarter Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang

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World heritage site · Landmark · Tourist Spot
Walk the streets with picturesque traditional houses, colonial-style villas, and Lao Buddhist temples at Old Quarter Luang Prabang, part of a bustling UNESCO-protected city area packed with history and culture. A night market, many shops, and restaurants set in pleasant two-story houses on clean, quiet streets give a totally different feel from the madness of other large Asian cities. Check out many temples with practicing monks praying or burning incense, or mingle with locals during their coffee breaks in the street. The nearby Mekong River surrounding this peninsula quarter, as well as abundant frangipani trees add to the overall charm of the place. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Luang Prabang holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Old Quarter Luang Prabang and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This is why most tourists to Laos visit Luang Prabang, and it really is stunning. So many temples, the museum, and old buildings - you can wander around and around for hours. Just don't get...  more »
  • You are in Luang Prabang, the very crown jewel of Laos and capital of the ancient Kingdom of Lan Xang Hom Khao (1353-1707), also referred to as Lan Sang, Lane Sang and Lane Xang. As one of the best...  more »
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