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: a large monument in the style of the
Arc de Triomphe in
HO 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
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
TALAAT SAO: the Morning Market - actually open all day – sells a wide range of fabrics, jewelry and electronic goods.
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to
the airport for morning flight from
Overnight in Luang Prabang
LUANG PRABANG, the ancient
capital city of the
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 Ajannn Khamjan who was ordained here in 1940 is one
of the most revered monks in Luang Prabang and perhaps in all of
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After breakfast at the hotel, excursion by boat from Luang Prabang to the Pak Ou Caves. Visit Ban Xang Hai - the village that make local rice whisky and Ban Thing Hong before transfer back to Luang Prabang
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PAK OU CAVES: this are two
caves (Tham Thing – lower cave and Tham Phum) located in the steep rock cliff
at the confluence of the
BAN XANG HAI: located near the
Pak Ou Caves, this village was once a '
BAN THING HONG: this is a 3-km hike leads to Thing Hong cave. Opposite Ban Xang Hai and close to Pak Ou, a recently excavated cave
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After breakfast at the hotel, continue sightseeing in Luang Prabang: visit National Museum, Phu Si Temple, Ban Phanom - the village which is well known for hand weaving cotton and silk and Mouhot’ s Tomb before transfer to the airport for departure flight from Luang Prabang to Vientiane.
MOUNT PHU SI: the temples on the upper slopes of the 100m-high. Phu Si were 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.
BAN PHANOM: Thai Lü village east of Luang Prabang, well known for hand weaving cotton and silk.
MOUHOT’S TOMB: located near Ban
Phanom is the tomb of the French explorer Henri Mouhot – known as the man who
discovered Angkor Wat. Mouhot perished of malaria in Luang Prabang on
After breakfast at the hotel, free time at leisure until time to transfer to the airport for departure.
End of Services **Note: Itinerary subject to change due to flight schedules.