5 unmissable tourist attractions at Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang, a world heritage site that is one of tourists’ destinations of Laos. It has beautiful terrain and natural environment; forests, mountains, waterfall mixed with mesmerizing culture and simple lifestyle of local people. There are many tourist attractions, but the recommended ones are:

1. Pak Ou Cave: Local people call it Wat Cave which is located 25 kilometers away from Luang Prabang. Cruising through Mekong River and beautiful views to get to this place is such an impressive experience. There are thousands of Buddha statues inside the cave which definitely pleases those who love paying respect and ask for blessings.

2. Mount Phou Si: It is not difficult to go up there. It has beautiful viewpoints which make this place one of the attractive places in Luang Prabang. It is suitable for watching the sunset and taking a full-viewed photo shot of Luang Prabang from the peak. There is also a Buddhist temple on the summit for you to pay respect or ask for good fortune.

3. Tat Sae Waterfalls: For natural lovers, this place is located in the concession area, 13 kilometers away from Luang Prabang. There is an entrance fee of 8,000 Kip which is about 20 Baht. There are restaurants around the area to serve the tourists and also other facilities. The best time to pay a visit to this place is after the rainy season which is after November onwards.

4. Xieng Thong Temple: It is an ancient temple with beautiful Lan Xang architectural structure. It has been the major temple from the past. It is the temple of royal Lao, Luang Prabang. It was built in 1560, near Mekong River, in which Luang Prabang was elegantly civilized. Moreover, there are artworks and amazing drawings inside the temple too.

5. Luang Prabang Night Market: It opens at 5 p.m. at old palace area, on Sri Sawang Road. There will be merchants of Luang Prabang starting selling their goods. Most of the goods are foods and souvenirs for the tourists. The local people call this place as “dark market” which has the same meaning of night market in Thai. It is like the walking street where you are only allowed to walk or ride a bicycle through the market.