Luang Prabang is a charming city encircled by mountains. As the former capital of Laos, there’s plenty of history, colonial architecture and cultural heritage sites.
Possibly because the whole town is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995, there’s a bit of a bubble atmosphere here, separating it from the rest of Laos.
Aside from the people, it just doesn’t feel very Southeast Asian. With the mountains, river and uniform red roofs, all the buildings are immaculately taken care of and there’s no garbage or dirt on the ground.
There’s not much to do in the town itself aside from the night market. There’s an amazing buffet at the night market where you can fill a noodle bowl with all the food you want for 15,000 kip! There is a vegetarian section and meat section. Amazing!
Kuang Si Falls
One main attraction is visiting the Kuang Si Falls about an hour away. If you climb up the waterfalls, halfway up there’s a gate that says ‘Do Not Enter’. Make sure you do enter it! You’ll find an infinity pool overlooking the waterfalls!