Luang Prabang, profoundly influenced by the French, unquestionably earns the title of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although pricey for a traveller on a budget, this exquisite town in Laos is not to be missed under any circumstances.
Give it a week at least to soak in the grace of this place, especially if you’ve been travelling around SE Asia for some time. Situated on the peninsula formed by the Mekong and the Nam Khan River, Luang Prabang is a perfect spot to unwind, eat good food and enjoy the scenery.
This relatively small, palm fringed place is packed with fabulous colonial villas, top class restaurants, coffee shops and stunning Buddhist temples. It’s a perfect destination if you are in the process of deciding where to travel in Laos.
Getting to Luang Prabang