Arrival in Luang Prabang, meet with your guide
and transfer to the hotel. Sightseeing in Luang Prabang - the ancient capital
city of the
LUANG PRABANG is perhaps the
best-preserved traditional city in
WAT XIENG THONG: built in 1560 and
situated on the banks of the
WAT WISUNALAT (Vat Visoun): built in 1513 during the reign of Chao Wisunalat, it is the oldest operating temple in Luang Prabang with a collection of gilded wooden Buddhas from the 15th and 16th centuries.
WAT MAI: constructed in 1821 during the reign of King Manthatourath, it was once the residence of Phra Sangkharaj (the Patriarch of the Buddhist clergy).
WAT THAT LUANG: the ashes of King Sisavang Vong are interred inside the large central stupa, which was erected in 1910. The inside of the huge sim dating back to 1820 contains a few Luang Prabang Buddhas and other artifacts.
WAT SAEN: Thai style wat built in 1718 and
restored in 1957. The abbot Ajan Khamjan who was ordained here in 1940 is one
of the most revered monks in Luang Prabang and perhaps in all of
NATIONAL MUSEUM (the former king palace) located on the banks of the Mekong River with may exhibits reflecting religious beliefs and life in historical Lang Prabang when it was the capital city of present day Laos. A the temple built in the grounds houses the “Pha Bang” statue, made of gilded bronze and standing 83m high. The statue depicts the calming of family quarrels.
MOUNT PHU SI: the temples on the upper slopes of the 100m-high. Phu Si was constructed recently, but it is likely that previously there were other temples on this important hill. From the top there is an excellent view of the town.
Day 2 Luang Prabang
After breakfast at the hotel, excursion by boat from Luang Prabang to the Pak Ou Caves.
Afternoon: visits Ban Xang Hai and Ban Phanom.
Evening: free time at leisure
Overnight in Luang Prabang
PAK OU CAVES: these are two
caves (Tham Thing – lower cave and Tham Phum) located in the steep rock cliff
at the confluence of the
PAK OU BOATS: The Pak Ou boats are the perfect slow boat for leisurely river travel with an open-air view. A stop at Pak Ou village at the month of the Nam Ou River to visit the Tham Ting Cave of a Thousand Buddha’s
BAN XANG HAI: located near the
Pak Ou Caves, this village was once a '
BAN PHANOM: Thai Lü village east of Luang Prabang, well known for hand weaving cotton and silk.
3 Luang Prabang –
transfer to the airport for flight from Luang Prabang to
PHA THAT LUANG: (Great Sacred
Reliquary or Great Stupa): built between the 11th and 13th centuries AD, it is
the most important national monument in
PATUXAI (Victory Gate): a large monument
in the style of the Arc de Triomphe in
PHA KEO: the former royal temple of the Lao monarchy built in 1565 by King
Setthathirat. It has been used as a museum since 1970 and the main structure,
which originally housed Prakeo, the Emerald Buddha, and now containing some of
the best examples of Buddhist sculptures found in
WAT SI SAKET: constructed in
1818 by King Anouvong in the early
WAT SI MUANG: this temple is
one of the most popularly used temple grounds in the city, as it contains the
city pillar and acts as the home of
After breakfast, visit the Morning Market (Talaat Sao) before transfer to the airport for departure.
TALAAT SAO: the Morning Market - actually open all day – sells a wide range of fabrics, jewelry, and electronic goods.
End of Services **Note: Itinerary subject to change due to flight schedules.