Ringed by mountains, riverside Luang Prabang is Laos' star attraction; a UNESCO World Heritage town filled with temples, palaces and an atmosphere of rare serenity.
“Luang Prabang is an enchanting town, well worth visiting. I love everything about the city and the surrounding area. Seeing the colourful temples, taking an elephant ride through the countryside, and having a drink in the vibrant night markets make Luang Prabang a fabulous place to spend a few days.”
Enfys Maloney, Team Leader
If you have a few extra days to fill in Southeast Asia we highly recommend you take a trip to Luang Prabang. Laos' former royal capital is an enchanting and magical place. The whole town has been protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and with good reason. Around every corner is a photo opportunity; this astoundingly beautiful town is festooned with temples and shrines; colour and enigmatic sights. There are fabulous restaurants and eateries to choose from, night markets and shops to browse, and amazing landscapes and small traditional villages to explore nearby.
As Luang Prabang is set in the mountains there are countless treks and walks to choose from, suiting those who want to go from a few hours or a few days. There is so much to do in Luang Prabang from swimming in the cascading waterfalls, taking an elephant ride, enjoying a traditional Laos massage, seeing the orange robed monks walk between monasteries or simply watching the world go by in a street side cafe; a visit to Luang Prabang will make an unforgettable addition to your Vietnamese adventure.
Recommended Accommodation in Luang Prabang
The following are some of our favourite accommodation options in Luang Prabang.
Experiences in Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang offers a wealth of exciting experiences that will help you get beneath the surface of the local culture. See below for a few of our favourites
Weather in Luang Prabang
The Climate Guide for Luang Prabang is perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine.
|Max Daytime Temperature (°C)||27||30||32||33||33||31||31||31||31||30||28||26|
|Min Night-time Temperature (°C)||13||14||17||20||23||23||23||22||22||20||17||13|
|Hours of Sunshine (Daily)||6||7||6||7||6||5||4||4||6||6||6||6|
|Hours of Daylight (Daily)||11||12||12||13||13||13||13||13||12||12||11||11|
|Heat and Humidity Discomfort||Low||Moderate||High||Very High||Very High||Very High||Very High||Very High||Very High||High||Moderate||Low|
|Days with some Rainfall||5||4||6||12||17||19||22||25||18||10||5||4|
|Monthly Rainfall (mm)||16||20||33||110||161||257||241||299||182||121||40||12|
|UV Index (Maximum)||8||11||11+||11+||11+||11+||11+||11+||11+||10||9||8|
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