Luang Prabang perched on the banks of the Mekong, 300m above sea level, is the oldest town in Laos that is still in existence. For centuries the city was the seat of kings and Luang Prabang’s importance is reflected in the wonderful array of ancient temples that are dotted around its charming streets.
Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Luang Prabang is wonderfully well preserved colonial town with a unique blend of French villas and Laotian temples which can be visited as you walk or cycle around. A laid back atmosphere, some fine hotels and a great position over the looking the confluence of the Mekong and the Nam Khan rivers mean that is worthwhile spending a few days here enjoying the culture and the local cuisine.
Around Luang Prabang there are plenty of opportunities to discover magnificent landscapes and discover the rural life of Lao or hill tribes’ people.