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Luang Prabang Full Day City Tour
Accompanied by a private guide, spend the day exploring the charming UNESCO protected town of Luang Prabang, taking in the Royal Palace, glittering temples, fascinating Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre and panoramic views from Mount Phousi.
Start your tour at the Royal Palace, which was built in 1904 and was the home of the Laos Royal Family. Now the National Museum, the furnishings and décor inside the building have not been altered since the Royal Family were removed in 1975, offering an interesting insight into the past. From the palace, take a short walk to the nearby Wat Mai, where you can admire the opulent gold-covered bas relief. Further explore Luang Prabang’s most impressive temples, visiting the sparkling Wat Sensoukarahm and ornate Wat Xieng Thong.
After a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, where you can sample traditional Laos cuisine, continue to wind your way through the pretty streets, stopping off at Wat Visoun. This temple has unique architecture and is home to an extensive collection of religious artefacts.
From temples to tribes, continue your tour at the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre. Laos is home to a diverse number of ethnic minorities, and at the centre you can learn about their different cultures and traditions, including colourful costumes and a variety of tools.
Your tour will culminate with a climb to the top of Mount Phousi, which is the highest point in Luang Prabang. Take in stunning views across the town and surrounding hills as the sun begins to sink lower in the sky. Upon your return to the streets below, take a short walk through the bustling night market before either returning to your hotel, or bidding farewell to your guide and enjoying the rest of the evening in town.
The tour will usually begin at 09.00 and finish at around 17.00. Please note that the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre is closed on Mondays.
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