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Once the royal capital and still considered the spiritual heart of the country, Luang Prabang is a vibrant, colourful and charismatic old town with an astonishing depth of tradition. These traditions are still evident in everyday life; from the monks in their distinctive amber robes serenely collecting alms at dawn to the beautiful Baci (or 'calling of the soul') ceremonies which are integral part of Lao culture. Wandering the pretty streets of Luang Prabang you can find cosmopolitan cafes, quirky galleries, delightful architecture and learn about the town's fascinating history before finishing the day watching the sunset over the Mekong.
Beyond Luang Prabang lies an astonishing diversity of geography and culture. Cruise along the majestic Mekong or head north to discover untouched hill tribe communities, spectacular jungle-clad hills and excellent trekking. Travelling south you will encounter mysterious megaliths, jagged limestone mountains and winding rivers before reaching charming Vientiane, which still retains its laid-back atmosphere. Tranquil and serene, the islands in the far south of Laos are sparsely populated and are the perfect place to explore meandering waterways and ancient civilisations without the tourist crowds. There really is something for everybody.
Life here is all about taking your time so slow down your pace and soak up the vibrant kaleidoscope of colours and cultures Laos has to offer.
OUR HOLIDAYS TO LAOS
Treasures Of Laos
Secrets Of Southern Laos
Hill Tribes & Scenic Rivers
Highlights of Indochina
Highlights of the North: Thailand to Laos
Cycling in Laos
WHERE TO GO IN LAOS
Plain of Jars
The Mekong River
OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN LAOS
Sofitel Luang Prabang
Muang La Resort
La Folie Lodge
THINGS TO DO IN LAOS
Luang Prabang by Bike
Trek to Kuang Si Falls
Spiritual Awakening in Luang Prabang
Therapeutic Trek with Elephants
Vientiane's Street Food by Night
Vang Vieng Caves & Kayaking
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