Set in northern Laos at the heart of a mountainous region, Luang Prabang is a strong contender for the title of Southeast Asia's best-kept secret. Here, in the heart of Laos, life moves in sync with the sun and nature, in a beautiful symbiosis of old and new. With its unspoilt natural wonders and golden temples glistening in the sun, the once royal capital of Laos is becoming one of the most attractive and awe-inspiring destinations in Southeast Asia, already drawing in over 1 million tourists every year.
Luang Prabang is a true cornucopia of treasures, full of beautifully well-preserved French architecture lined up alongside old wooden structures that blend together in a charming combination of styles, interjected with golden Buddhist temples, and topped off with plenty of things to experience.
Distinguished as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, the "royal Buddha image" city (the meaning of its name) and former royal capital of Laos will awaken your senses and offer a chance to temporarily dive into the past, where life seemingly runs slower and in full contact with nature.
Today, despite the picturesque city of Luang Prabang being well-established on the tourist routes of many travellers to the region, it still preserves much of its pristine beauty and uncharted quality.Read More