Laos is known for its natural beauty and the city of Luang Prabang is one of the most popular destinations that holds many surprises for its visitors. Here are the best ways to explore the famous city to capture its true essence.

Arriving in Louangphabang (Luang Prabang), Laos
Arriving in Louangphabang (Luang Prabang), Laos | Image author David McKelvey through flickr

Take a cruise on the Mekong River

Mekong River flowing through the beautiful city is the best way to take in the magical forests, waterfalls and culturally rich villages. Mekong Kingdom provides unforgettable Luang Prabang cruise Packed with adventure that will be the highlight of your stay in Laos. Don’t forget to capture every attraction you see to keep it alive in your memories.

Temples, shrines and caves

Luang Prabang is rich in culture and is also home to many religious destinations. The Buddha statues in the Pak Ou caves are truly exquisite, and there are more than 4,000 of them in the mysterious cave. Wat Xieng Thong is one of the most famous shrines in Laos with its beautiful architecture and many monuments.

Walking and Biking

You can cycle through the countryside and visit small villages such as Ban Nakham and Ban Jannuau. If cycling seems a bit mundane, you can indulge in an exciting hiking experience in the sleepy village of Nong Kiev. Phadeng Peak is the most popular trekking experience. It takes about 2 hours to complete the hike and enjoy the breathtaking view at the top, the cloud-covered mountains and the flowing Mekong River. Your tour to Luang Prabang will be one of the most unforgettable experiences on your travel gram!