Selecting the highlight destinations, taking your eyes off the map and wandering in the old streets are the way you explore the ancient capital of Laos.
In one day you can not plan to visit and experience everything in Luang Prabang . However, choose for yourself the highlights to discover the character of the old capital.
Here are some suggestions from TripAdvisor travel forum for one day in Luang Prabang. Each experience it just takes 1-2 hours.
Learn Tak Bat alms giving ceremony
Tak Bat alms giving ceremony
Tak Bat alms giving ceremony takes place every day in Laos. you should wake up early to join with the locals and explore this cultural beauty. The morning alms round (in Lao: Tak Bat) is a living Buddhist tradition for the people of Luang Prabang which, because of its beauty, has become a major tourist attraction. However, when tourists are unaware of its customs their inappropriate behaviour can be disruptive. Observe the ritual in silence and contribute an offering only if it is meaningful for you and can do so respectfully.
Go to markets in the morning
Going to markets in the morning gives you a lot of fun and surprises. Markets in Luang Prabang have no as bad smell nuisance as some traditional markets in other Asian countries. Very fresh goods, many fried foods and snacks that you easily taste at food stalls. Be interesting to enjoy the shopping alone. But traveling with local guides will have more information about the Market culture and market commodities. In Hanoi, you can also take the guided street food tour to enjoy the full excursion around Hanoi.
Explore the Royal Palace
Visiting Laos Royal Palace is one of the things not to miss. The palace located in the heart of the city, is an ideal place for visitors who are keen on the history and life of the Laos Royal. Here you will have an opportunity to explore the palace’s magnificent beauty, unique architectural works and listen to fascinating stories.
Visit Xieng Thong Pagoda
This is the most important temples in the ancient capital – Luang Prabang, built in 1560 under King Setthathirat period. With the beautiful decoration both inside and outside, unique interior, the temple attracts thousands of tourists visiting each year. On important holidays, the temple becomes crowded and noisy. Tourists coming here mainly admire the beauty of golden Buddha statues and attend the Buddha bathing ceremony.
Wander in the Old Quarter
Take a walk around Old Quarter the way you want to relax and feel peaceful space. While many people choose to walk to river banks, you can also explore a different side of life by cycling around the streets, alleys. Enjoy the fresh air and unique experience, A recommendation to visit Kounxoau street.
Out of city
Two bamboo bridges will take visitors away from the urban center to discover more interesting things because the countryside of Laos is not far. Sometimes just traveling along rice fields or riding up the hills also provide you many memorable experiences.
Visiting the art center and traditional ethnology
This is a small museum sponsored by Laos Fair Trade is suitable for those who love culture and art. With souvenir shops, the center becomes an ideal destination to purchase the handicrafts items.
Conquering Phousi mountain
Phousi mountain is the destination ending your Luang Prabang day excursion.
Climb the top of mountain after passing 329 stairs, you see the whole city hiding in the haze, lying peacefully at the Mekong River. Each stair is wide and moderately low, many sections have a place to rest, thus climbing is not too difficult.
Shopping in Luang Prabang Night Market
The night Market located in the center of Luang Prabang, stretches from the foot of the Phousi mountain to the end of the city’s main street. The market is open 6:00pm – 11:00 pm daily, travelers can buy unique souvenir gifts for friends and relatives after the trip. Here, you can also enjoy the many food specialties of locals. About nights market, when traveling to a neighbouring country – Vietnam, you can also explore the famous night markets.
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