Luang Prabang

The Best Way To Enjoy Luang Prabang, Laos

Words can’t express the beauty of its spirituality and natural river life.
The city is situated where two important rivers meet. The Nam Khan and the Mekong rivers.

Buddhism is at the heart of this small city, home to countless restored Buddhist temples. It’s no surprise it has reached UNESCO world heritage status for a reason.

The temples, the monks, and Buddhist traditions, they are the foundation of tourism here. If you choose your times and locations wisely, you can enjoy it with fewer crowds and smaller budgets.
The old town is easy to get around, with limited traffic you can bike or walk anywhere

Yes, there are crowds of tourists, especially when we were there during the high season, but by picking your spots and times you can create your space to enjoy it.

We took it at a slower pace we stayed a couple weeks, to soak in everything this place had to offer instead of rushing from excursion to excursion.

We got a good perspective of local life at the open-air morning market, it has a pulse of any town. The amazing colors, flavors of the food are what make up a big part of the culture of Laos.

The nighttime food market is the ultimate food experience in Luang Prabang. It’s a busy, smoky alleyway with an incredible display of BBQ feasts and vast buffets of vegetables, noodles, and treats

While you’re there, you can take in the night market right next to it. It’s beautifully laid out, clean and hassle-free.

Dining in Luang Prabang has something for everyone regardless of a budget; you just have to seek it out.

Day trips outside of Luang Prabang are excellent. A great tip is to go early – before the heat, and for fewer crowds.

The Pak Ou caves, a 2-hour longboat ride in itself is memorable, with stunning landscapes along the way.The entrance to the caves is spectacular. The upper and lower caves are shrines of more than 4000 Buddha statues brought here by locals for hundreds of years.

The Kuansi Falls –beautiful waters from below. It’s worth the steep hike to the top to see the view from above. After the hike down the smaller falls and pools below is the perfect place to cool off.

Our latest video shares our views of how best to enjoy Luang Prabang with highlights and views of: The morning market, the food market, the night market, The Alms ceremony,Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Sensoukaram, boat visit to the Pak Ou caves, Kuang Si Falls and hike, Phousi Hill views, restaurants and local establishments.

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This Post Has 21 Comments

  1. What an amazing video.You have done a great job in capturing the beauty of Luang Prang.The sense of peace and solititude is evident. You will( I’m sure) have lasting memories of these beautiful places that you are exploring.Thanks again for sharing. Love Lourdes.

  2. Dorene and Troy…….you certainly have captured the beauty of all the places you go to, this being no exception. This is really a learning experience for me and I’m so enjoying it! Thanks so much. Take care and keep well!
    L & P Dawn

  3. Dorene and Troy,

    This video is spectacular and awe-inspiring. I am learning to so much from you sharing your journey with us, as well as your insights along the way. I am so ecstatic for you for the life that you are creating through this experience, and how you are touching other people’s lives though it.

    Safe travels! Keep the great information coming!

  4. You guys have outdone yourselves! What an amazing location made just a bit more accessible to each of us in this video. Love the colours, footage (nice to see your faces on the trail!), background music. And the food?? Fabulous!!! Keep on doing what you do!

  5. Troy and Doreen: We are thoroughly enjoying your videos and comments. We have
    enjoyed following your adventures and are also sharing with our granddaughter so she is learning a bit of geography, as are we. Keep safe.
    Love, Jim and Sylvia

  6. I seldom use the word ‘awesome’ but it certainly applies to you two! It is awesome that you are taking us with you on your adventure, the videos are better than awesome, and your happiness is awesome! You are both so at ease with yourselves and all that you are experiencing. Great lessons in geography and the humanities made more valuable because real people with a love for travel are the tachers. Thank you so much, Dorene and Troy! I look forward to your videos – super quality! Happy trails!

  7. That was so awesome!! Beautiful spot and the movie producers are doing pretty awesome at developing those ‘movie making’ skills too! Loved it! Joanne

  8. Wow, just watched it for the second time – and enjoyed it even more than the first. I was just mesmerized this time – the music you added – so calming. Thanks guys – keep travelling and sharing. Still can’t believe how much we don’t know about the rest of the world. JP

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