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Luang Prabang, Laos: A Short Travel Guide

Updated: Jan 7

Luang Prabang is an idyllic city located in the northern region of Laos. Situated at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, this UNESCO World Heritage city blends stunning natural beauty with historical charm and a rich cultural heritage. It’s no surprise that this is the most visited tourist destination in the country. In this travel guide, we share our top things to do in Luang Prabang as well as great places to stay, eat, and drink.

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Sunset from Phousi Hill


Check out our video about Luang Prabang to see the best things to do through our camera!

Best Things To Do In Luang Prabang

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Kuang Si waterfalls

Places To Stay In Luang Prabang

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old town of Luang Prabang

Places To Eat And Drink In Luang Prabang

  • Bamboo Garden Restaurant: delicious local food

  • Bamboo Tree Restaurant and Cooking School: good Lao food with lots of options

  • BOUANG Asian Eatery: Lao & western fusion - loved the gnocchi curry & the vegetarian burger

  • Fathima Indian & Malaysian Restaurant: best Indian food at affordable price and with a good view of the Mekong River

  • Grasshopper cafe lounge & studio: lovely coffee and healthy food options like smoothie bowls

  • Khao Soi Noodle Shop: small local shop with delicious khao soy and beef noodle soup

  • Le Khaoji Cafe & Hangout: good Banh mi-style sandwiches with Laos flavors

  • Main Street Bar&Grill: fancier place with great breakfast options and burgers

  • Soum Noum Bar & Restaurant: if you're craving Western food, this is the place to go... delicious burgers and pizzas

  • Tamarind: outstanding Lao restaurant with local set menu's to choose from. They explain the origins of and ingredients in each dish.

  • Timeless Café: great panini's and Western food

  • Two Little Birds Café: healthy breakfast and lunch café, love the smoothie bowls

  • Viewpoint Café: beautiful riverside hotel with delicious food but a bit more pricey

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View from Phousi Hill

Map Luang Prabang

Find all the places to go, eat, drink, and stay in Luang Prabang on Google Maps. To follow and save the list, do the following:

  1. Tap on the link to open it (click button below)

  2. Tap Follow. This list will now be added to the group of lists you follow.

  3. Optional: To unfollow a list someone shared with you, tap the list Saved.

If you follow the list we made, all our saved places of Luang Prabang will show up in Your Places. The places will also appear as suggested locations in Google Maps.

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