The Mekong River adds beauty to the awe-inspiring city of Luang Prabang and brings prosperity by nurturing lush greenery on all sides. A cruise along the river is the best way to discover the beauty of the countryside, the forest and the most amazing places. Here’s what you can expect!

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ZAC, Sunset on the Mekong River, CC BY 2.0

Sa Dec village

Sa Dec is a small village that has managed to preserve its traditions and heritage, giving a truly authentic experience of local culture. From the farming to the houses and the people, everything here is unique. you can take Mekong River Cruise in Luang Prabang and board a sampan to visit this village. If you are looking for the best cruises, Mekong Kingdom is the place to call.

Cai Be Floating Market

If you start your cruise from Saigon, you can stop at the most diverse floating market in Luang Prabang, the Cai Be Floating Market. Here, too, you can witness Vietnamese culture and buy some sweets to take home. Local products can be bought here at affordable prices, so take your time to explore!

Wat Hanchey in Kampong Cham

If you decide to stop in Kampong Cham, you can visit the most magical temple in the region called Wat Hanchey. The temple dates back to the pre-Angkorian period and has an amazing collection of wall paintings. You’ll have to climb over 300 steps to get to the top, but the view is totally worth it!