Old Quarter Luang Prabang

Old Quarter Luang Prabang: Hours, Address, Old Quarter Luang Prabang Reviews: 4.5/5

Old Quarter Luang Prabang
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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fartoomanyusers
London, UK401 contributions
Dec. 2019
This is why most tourists to Laos visit Luang Prabang, and it really is stunning.

So many temples, the museum, and old buildings - you can wander around and around for hours.

Just don't get sunburnt!
Written 18 November 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
Jan. 2020
You are in Luang Prabang, the very crown jewel of Laos and capital of the ancient Kingdom of Lan Xang Hom Khao (1353-1707), also referred to as Lan Sang, Lane Sang and Lane Xang. As one of the best preserved cities of South East Asia, strolling along its "Old Quarter" is a magical experience. Take your time and enjoy this beautiful city, a perfect representative of Laos' culture and traditions. Visit its sacred temples with roofs that sweep low to the ground and impressive gilt panels. Wake-up early and attend - in complete silence - the "Sai Bat" ceremony ("Morning Alms Giving"), honoring the saffron-robed Buddhist monks and novices. Shop - and haggle - in its Morning and Night markets. Enjoy the awesome scenary and the sense of timelessness on the banks of the Mekong and Nam Kham rivers. No wonder, Unesco has appointed Luang Prabang, in 1995, a World Heritage Site, due to "an outstanding example of the fusion of traditional architecture and Lao urban structures with those built by the European colonial authorities in the 19th and 20th centuries"! One more reason to do not miss it. Enjoy!
Written 9 October 2020
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Fran R
Zurich, Switzerland372 contributions
Jan. 2020
just walk around to capture the atmosphere
then walk again with a idea of the things to be seen and visited

this is an exceptional site, well reconstructed

enjoy!
Written 10 August 2020
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Anne D
Wimborne Minster, UK4,282 contributions
Nov. 2019
There's something about Luang Prabang that draws us back every couple of years or so and the old city is a huge reason why we always seem to revisit. Yes, it is touristy, full of tour companies and expensive restaurants and coffee shops, but it's still possible to find quiet, peaceful, shady streets by the river where hours can pass by drinking coffee and watching life on the busy Mekong or Nam Khan.
Even in seven years things have changed dramatically, but it's always Luang Prabang, and to a similar extent Ubud in Bali, that seems to draw us back to its laid-back lifestyle.
No doubt, once this dreadful time in which we find ourselves at present has long gone, we'll return to Luang Prabang time and time again.
Written 23 April 2020
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EasyBob
England221 contributions
Mar. 2020
The old quarter has beautiful old Buddist Temples, and it was nice visting them all. Alot of history here!
Written 17 April 2020
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Chris B
Holyhead, UK177 contributions
Mar. 2020
The old quarter is right in the main area of town. It is not very long and it is interesting to see the old colonial buildings some dating back centuries. The area is now all shops,bars and restaurants so is good for a stroll and to stop and have a drink or snack. Well worth a visit if you are in Luang Prabang.
Written 18 March 2020
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Melvyn B
Peterborough, UK228 contributions
Feb. 2020
An oasis in the country, very un-spoilt and well worth visiting, no police, no trouble and many bars etc to enjoy a quiet drink, people are fabulous.
Written 4 March 2020
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Kate B
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar240 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Friends
It really is lovely to wander this area. Some stunning heritage buildings, beautiful boutiques and restaurants.
Written 27 February 2020
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milliesmum2016
Christchurch, New Zealand1,809 contributions
Jan. 2020
The old quarter of Luang Prabang, in between the two rivers on the peninsula is just gorgeous. There are old colonial houses, Wats galore, interesting shops and restaurants, trees and cool spots to shield you from the heat of the day. It's a place to lose yourself in the little lanes and alleyways. You can't get lost as all you need to do is head for a riverbank or back towards the middle where the long mainstreet runs like a spine from the night market down to the confluence. Perfect night or day.
Written 26 February 2020
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Boomeranger
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK502 contributions
Jan. 2020
We walked past this place and did not know it was here. Pop in and look round , no charge. Unfortunatley we were unable to enter the temple.
Written 25 February 2020
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