HomeAsiaSoutheast AsiaLaosLuang Prabang 11 Places to Visit in Luang Prabang + Things To Do for First-Timers By Marcos Detourista. Updated on February 1, 2023. Where to go in Luang Prabang? Achieve your travel goals with this list of beautiful destinations, things to do, best places to visit, Luang Prabang tourist spots, attractions & more. As the ancient capital of Laos until 1975, Luang Prabang holds the most significant attractions you may want to see to experience the best of the country. Luang Prabang is a laidback town teeming with high-spirited tourism features. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famed for an exquisite array of French colonial buildings and well-preserved Buddhist temples and monasteries. One of the former royal capital’s best attractions is Mount Phousi, a sacred mountain featuring 300 steps, which will take you to the summit where the temple is and where you can witness a panoramic view of the city. Other top sites you cannot miss are the Pha Tad Ke Botanical Gardens, Kwang Si Falls, and the Buddhist temple Wat Xieng Thong. You also should not leave Luang Prabang without tasting its tasty treats. Head to the Night Market from 5pm-10pm and partake in delicious but affordable street food like spring rolls, fried mushrooms, and grilled meat and seafood. Luang Prabang International Airport has direct flights to Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. You may also cross the border at Chiang Khong in Thailand to Huay Xai and take a boat through the scenic countryside. To help with your trip planning, I’ve added links to the locations on Google Maps. Feel free to click/tap on the links posted below. Then, use the “save” feature on the Google Maps app for easy reference. But before you start ticking goals off your bucketlist, here are travel essentials & discounts you’ll need to check. Pre-book online for a hassle-free trip! Luang Prabang travel essentials Click below to compare rates & read reviews: Luang Prabang HotelsTours + discountsFlights View all travel tips on: Luang Prabang. 1. Phousi Hill (Mount Phousi) Mount Phousi view overlooking Luang Prabang Location: Sisavangvong Road, Luang Prabang, Laos. Save on Google Maps. See rates & book online Luang Prabang Half Day City Tour + Pak Ou Caves Luang Prabang Half Day City Tour For more travel inspiration, follow Detourista on: InstagramFacebooktiktokPinterest 2. Royal Palace Museum Haw Pha Bang Temple at the Luang Prabang Royal Palace Museum Royal Palace Museum, Luang Prabang Location: 27 Ounheun Rd, ຫຼວງພະບາງ. Save on Google Maps. 3. See the temples Wat Mai (temple), Luang Prabang Vat Phonxay (temple), Luang Prabang Wat Xieng Mouane (temple), Luang Prabang Vat Nong Sikhounmuang (temple), Luang Prabang , Luang Prabang See rates & book online Luang Prabang Cultural Exploration Wat MaiLocation: Sisavangvong Road. Save on Google Maps. Vat PhonxayLocation: Kitsalat Rd. Save on Google Maps. Wat Xieng MouaneLocation: Xatikhoumman Rd. Save on Google Maps. Wat Xieng ThongLocation: Khem Khong, ຫຼວງພະບາງ. Save on Google Maps. 4. Explore the riverside district Riverside promenade at the French-colonial district in Luang Prabang Monks at the riverside in Luang Prabang Luang Prabang old town shophouses, Laos Save on Google Maps. 5. Mekong River Mekong River sunset, Luang Prabang See rates & book online Pak Ou Mekong Cruise 6. Luang Prabang market food stalls Veggie buffet food stall at Luang Prabang market Luang Prabang Morning MarketLocation: Save on Google Maps. Luang Prabang Night MarketLocation: Save on Google Maps. Save on Google Maps. 7. Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, Luang Prabang Location: Kingkitsarath Rd, Ban Khamyong. Save on Google Maps. Where to go near Luang Prabang 8. Kwang Si Falls Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang Save on Google Maps. See rates & book online Pak Ou Cave & Kuang Si Waterfall Day Tour from Luang Prabang Kuang Si Waterfall Shared Minibus Ticket (Round Trip) Kuang Si Waterfall & Mekong Sunset Cruise Half Day Join In Tour 9. Pak Ou Caves Pak Ou Caves, Luang Prabang Pak Ou Caves, Luang Prabang Save on Google Maps. 10. Nong Khiaw Nong Khiaw, Laos Save on Google Maps. Nong Khiaw Travel Essentials Where to stay See more: Nong Khiaw travel tips 9 Places To Visit in Nong Khiaw & Muang Ngoi Neua 11. Muang Ngoi Neua Muang Ngoi Neua, Laos Save on Google Maps. Muang Ngoi Neua Travel Essentials Where to stay See more: Muang Ngoi Neua travel tips 9 Places To Visit in Nong Khiaw & Muang Ngoi Neua Beyond Luang Prabang Vang Vieng Karst mountains and rice fields, in Vang Vieng, Laos Location: Vientiane province, northcentral Laos. Save on Google Maps. Vang Vieng Travel Essentials Where to stayTours + discounts See rates & book online Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang Shuttle – Shared City Transfers Top discounts Vientiane – Vang Vieng Shuttle – Shared City Transfers Asia 4G LTE WIFI Hotspot (Manila Airport Pick Up) Vientiane Pha That Luang (Stupa) in Vientiane, Laos Location: Central Laos. Save on Google Maps. Vientiane Travel Essentials Where to stayTours + discounts See rates & book online Shared City Transfers between Luang Prabang and Vientiane Top discounts Vientiane – Vang Vieng Shuttle – Shared City Transfers Asia 4G LTE WIFI Hotspot (Manila Airport Pick Up) See more: Vientiane travel tips 10 Places To Visit in Vientiane Paske & Champasak Location: Champasak province, southern Laos. Save on Google Maps. Pakse Travel Essentials What places have you added to your bucketlist? Have you been to beautiful places in Luang Prabang that should be on this list? Feel free to share your thoughts! Places to visit in Luang Prabang Luang Prabang tourist spots, things to do in Luang Prabang, where to go in Luang Prabang & more. 1. Phousi Hill (Mount Phousi) 2. Royal Palace Museum 3. See the temples 4. Explore the riverside district 5. Mekong River 6. Luang Prabang market food stalls 7. Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre 8. Kwang Si Falls 9. Pak Ou Caves 10. Nong Khiaw 11. Muang Ngoi Neua Vang Vieng Vientiane Paske & Champasak Note: Destinations featured above are not listed by rank. Where to Stay in Luang Prabang Click below & search recommended Luang Prabang hotels/hostels/home rentals within your budget. Remember to set your min/max price, travel dates, and sort by review ratings. I often book online with these trusted booking sites below for rock-bottom prices & convenient bookings. AgodaBooking.com Book sooner rather than later if you already have your dates set. 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