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Luang Prabang

Sleepy, soulful Luang Prabang gives you soaring temples, colotful street life, and blissful tranquillity.

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The leisurely way of life on the still waters of the Mekong makes Luang Prabang an oasis in the midst of Southeast Asian metropolises. At colorful river ports, the scent of lemongrass and ripe papaya fills the air, as lines of jostling carts take exotic spices and fresh fish to energetic open-air markets. On the streets, monks stroll in spotless flowing robes between cyclists and pedestrians. UNESCO protections — wisely — keep cars and trucks out of much of the central city. A journey to Laos will take you through gorgeous palaces, on Mekong river cruises, and to candle-lit dinners in crumbling French mansions, but above all, it will teach you to sit back and smile at the simple pleasures of life. Design your own tailormade Luang Prabang tour with Backyard’s local experts.

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What’s Special about Luang Prabang?

Backyard Travel’s tailormade Luang Prabang tours let you see the city through a local’s eyes. Beyond the city’s famed monuments, monasteries, and palaces, our travel specialists introduce you to a deep, soulful Luang Prabang, where residents celebrate ancient customs and carry out their lives with the carefree character of Laos.



CHARACTER

At the spiritual heart of Laos, Luang Prabang’s residents take the Buddhist virtues of contentment, humility, and charity seriously. Laotians are famous for their warm, receptive, and gentle company. Even vendors at tourist handicraft markets stand out for their soft salesmanship.



CLIMATE

Luang Prabang’s tropical climate is made slightly chillier by its elevated location. A light sweater will come in handy between November and February. The rest of the year is fairly hot, with the rainy season peaking in August.



ENTERTAINMENT

Despite tourist traffic, Luang Prabang has resisted the party vibe. Many bars and restaurants close before midnight to preserve the town’s sleepy feel, but options range from chic lounges to traditional ballet shows well worth an evening on the town.



CULTURE

From the Buddhist temples adorning the city to the spiced aromas, sumptuous silks, and delicate weavings of open markets, Luang Prabang streets are a main attraction. Wander at your leisure until you find your own perfect spot for a Lao coffee.



LANGUAGE

Most urban residents of Laos speak Lao, although minority languages can often be heard on the streets of Luang Prabang. Some residents also speak French, while English and Chinese are often spoken in the tourist trade.



HISTORY

Luang Prabang’s long history is recorded in the elaborate carvings of its palace pavilions and the austere stonework of its Buddhist stupas. Blending various cultural influences from local, regional, and colonial struggles, the city today considers itself Laos’s spiritual capital.

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Our local Laos team is ready to help you plan your tailormade Luang Prabang holiday. We’re not your average Luang Prabang travel agency. We’re people who live here and know the city’s ins and outs. Contact us today. Let’s chat about all the amazing possibilities of travel in Laos.

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