Nestled in a mountain valley at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, Luang Prabang is a UNESCO World Heritage listed-city in northern Laos. The colors may be what you notice first when you arrive in Luang Prabang… the flowers, saffron-clad monks and French colonial-era buildings, but the city is best known for stunning golden wats (temples) and friendly people.
While you are in Luang Prabang, visit the Royal Palace Museum to see precious artefacts that belonged to the Lao Royal Family. Also visit the Wat Xieng Thong, which is considered Luang Prabang’s most beautiful temple and is epitomizing the grace of Lao architecture. Take part in the city’s unique baci (welcome) and alms giving ceremonies, cruise the Mekong River and explore the Pak Ou caves filled with thousands of Buddha statues.