10 Top Tourist Attractions in Luang Prabang

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Tad Sae Waterfalls

Where: Tad Sae Waterfalls, Klang-i Valley, Phonsavanh, Luang Prabang Province

You can find beautiful waterfalls all over the world, but for me, the Tad Sae Waterfalls is the most beautiful and spectacular waterfalls in all of Thailand.

Because the waterfalls are so abundant and long, it's almost impossible to swim. It's great for lunch hour journey because there are just a few vendors at the base of the waterfall, so you can sit down under a tree and enjoy your meal.

Besides, the Tad Sae Waterfalls are only 90 mins away from Luang prabang city.

You can also walk to Tad Sae Waterfalls. You have to go through a boat ride to get there and a climb up the stairs as well, but it's worth the trip if you are after waterfalls.

You will certainly see the waterfall from the boat because it is the biggest waterfall in Luang Prabang where fishermen work.

Tamarind Cooking Courses

Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre

These traditional crafts of Luang Prabang among many others can be found in this centre. These demonstrations are done by the many artisans who share the knowledge to others. This centre is a great place to visit if you are in Luang Prabang on your own.

The centre also showcases the various ways in which Buddhist culture is practised here. It is located at number 14/4 … Street, Ban Wat Phouvieng. The centre is open Monday to Saturday every day except for Friday.

The Centre also hosts a few temporary exhibitions each month where you can see and enjoy the traditional handicrafts.

Royal Palace Museum

Tak Bat

Pak Ou Caves

Pak Ou caves are situated in the hills of Bout District, 7 km of down from Luang Prabang and 68 km of Vang Vieng. This is one of the best caves in the country for rock climbing and one of the best for scenic. Pak Ou means “storks” in Lao language.

Luang Prabang Night Market

The evening market is the best time to experience the genuine flavor of Laos. The night market is a great place to buy clothing from local craftsmen, enjoy Laotian food, and witness all of the nightly entertainment that’s an integral part of the local culture. The evening market in Luang Prabang includes a number of attractions worth visiting.

Farmers’ night market is located on Samsenthai Road, a beautiful street lined with waving palm trees. The market has everything you need to outfit yourself for a great night out, including t-shirts, shorts, and souvenirs. The night market is open from 6:30pm until 2:00am.

On Samsenthai road, enjoy bowls of noodles and Laotian delights with a flat Lao beer.

Other Attractions

The “Golden Buddha” is one of the more prominent attractions on the evening market. The Buddha is made entirely of gold and is around four meters tall. Locals come to this particular Buddha as a place of worship as well as a place of protection. It is said that the Buddha will drive off any evil spirits.

The Last Stop Cocktail Bar is a place to gulp down some drinks with friends while you catch the end of the main act … the nightly fireworks show!

Mount Phousi

Wat Xieng Thong

Kuang Si Falls

Kuang Si falls is best viewed over 4 days.

The first day you will see the full power of the water through the waterfalls. These waterfalls are part of the rice farming river that feeds the farms of Luang Prabang.

The second day you will have a magnificent sunset behind the mountains.

The third day you will find the river source. It is a very exotic and beautiful place. You can swim in the water and cool off. The sight is breath-taking.

The fourth day is the highest flow of water.

Each day you will need a guide to help you see the waterfalls the way they are intended to be seen. They will take you to the best point of view, where you will get an amazing view without a lot of people.

Wat That Dam

Wat That Dam is located in the center of the city. The most impressive place here is the wat, a corridor of gold covered columns. Around this columns, you will find other smaller and less impressive buildings.

The wat, which is named after the green pagoda, was finished in 1545. The building is small but has a lot of fine details. It was built in typical Lao style, with paintings and motifs of Buddhist beliefs and symbolism. The paintings were created by .

Wat That Dam is dedicated to the founder of Lan Xang, King Nithaklao.