Luang Prabang City & Temples Tour

Luang Prabang Tours

Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage city, is an outstanding example of the fusion of Lao traditional architecture and its urban structure built by the European colonial authorities in the 19 century. Luang Prabang’s unique and remarkably well-preserved townscape illustrates a key stage in the blending of these two distinct cultural traditions.

Highlights include impressive temples like Vat Visoun, Vat Aham, Vat Xieng Thong, and a weaving village at Ban Phanom, for a half-day trip. The full-day trip includes visits to the National Museum, Central Market, and a spectacular sunset view over the Mekong.

DURATION : 08:00 – 12:00 or 13:30 – 17:30 hrs


Luang Prabang City & Temples Tour (Half day)
4 hrs (08:00 – 12:00 or 13:30 – 17:30 hrs)

Visit Vat Visoun, the site of an impressive stupa, That Makmo, stylistically more Srilankalese than Lao. Then walk to the nearby Vat Aham, which is one of the city’s major tutelary shrines, dedicated to Deveta Luang (spirit) Pu Gneu Ya Gneu (ancestors). Climb Vat Phousi hill for an outstanding view over the city.

Continue to visit Vat Sene and Vat Xieng Thong, considered as the most beautiful temple. The sim of the Vat represents the classic Luang Prabang temple architecture with roofs that sweep low to the ground. In the compound stand several small chapels housing bronze Buddha images, which were displayed in Paris in 1911. Near the East gate stands the Royal Funeral Chapel. Inside are an impressive 12-meter high funeral chariot and various funeral urns of each Royal Family’s member. The gilt panel on the exterior of the chapel depicts a semi-erotic episode from Ramayana. Next, drive to visit Ban Phanom, a weaving village populated by Thai Lu. 

Fast Facts
Tour departure:

Daily from Luang Prabang hotels

Duration (approximate):

Morning: 08:00 – 12:00 hrs
Afternoon: 13:30 – 17:30 hrs

Transfer from/to hotel included

YES

Meals included

NO

Seat-in-coach tour

NO

Private Tour

Minimum 1 person

Language

English, French

Special Rates
Half Day City & Temples (Luang Prabang)
Rates per person in US Dollar
Private Groups Price
1 Pax 2 Pax 3-5 Pax 6-9 Pax
110 70 60 45
  • Rates are valid until 30 September 2015 and beyond unless stated otherwise.
Time

Daily 

Additional Information

Includes

- Transportation from/to hotels in Luang Prabang.
- Local English speaking guide.
- Admission fee as mentioned on this program.
- Meal 1 lunch (Only for full day tour).

Excludes

- Personal expenses such as cell phone, drinks, tip etc.
- Other service not mentioned on this program.
- French, German or Spanish speaking guides are subject to a supplement. 

Location Map

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