The everyday hustle in the city can get you pretty much exhausted. Sometimes, you just want to be away for a while from the high-rise buildings, busy streets, and crowds. Well, traveling is the answer to that! If you think that a trip wouldn’t help you escape the city life, you are wrong. Certain cities offer the peace you are looking for such as Luang Prabang. Take a break from the city and have a blissful escape now to one of the places to visit in Laos!
Where else would you find a spectacular view of Luang Prabang to soothe your soul other than Mount Phousi? The 300 steps that you will need to conquer might be hard at first but the hard work is nothing compared to the 360 panoramic view you will see at the top.
At the top, Wat Chom Si will welcome you. It is one of the most important temples in the city. In fact, the name ‘Phousi’ means sacred so utmost respect is expected. Whether you visit here during sunrise or sunset, the calmness that will embrace you is on a different level. The view is just a bonus!
WAT XIENG THONG
This is one of the Luang Prabang tourist places you shouldn’t miss. Why? Because it is one of the most important temples in Laos. Wat Xieng Thong means ‘Temple of the Golden City’ and it plays a significant part in the history of the country. The temple serves as an access to reach Luang Prabang as it is located near the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan River.
PAK OU CAVES
The caves are situated where the Nam Ou and Mekong River meet. It can be found inside the limestone cliff and it serves as shrines to the river spirit as well as Buddha. There are two caves: Tham Ting, the lower one while the upper is Tham Theung.
It is said that the statues of Buddha you will find inside were left by locals over hundreds of years ago. In addition, you can make a side trip to ‘Lao Lao Village’ in Ban Xang Hay which is famous for its whiskey.
KUANG SI WATERFALL
Feel refreshed after a tiring day of wandering around Luang Prabang by taking a dip at Kuang Si Waterfall. You will be in awe of how beautiful the falls is as it looks exactly like the pictures you see on the internet.
Others even jump in and out of the water while some choose to relax and just enjoy the pools. A visit is highly recommended because it is not like any other falls you would see. In fact, it might be the highlight of your trip to the city!
Of course, you wouldn’t miss the chance to buy something you can bring home right after your trip. Whether you want to savor local food, buy handicrafts, or just buy souvenirs for your loved ones, you can stop here! Just take note that the night market will only be open from 5p.m. until 10p.m. every night.
FLIGHTS TO LUANG PRABANG
If you are looking for peace and calmness you won’t ever find in a city, this town is the answer! Take a pause from everything, have your bags packed, and book flights to Luang Prabang now at Bangkok Airways.