Nestled in the valleys of the mountainous North is Luang Prabang, a former royal capital and now a World Heritage site listed by UNESCO. This enchanting city, dominated by golden-roofed temples and bright saffron-robed monks, exudes a spiritual essence that will surely capture your soul.
The sleepy former capital is home to hundreds of monks who inhabit its more than 30 pagoda-like temples, and throughout town a languid air of serenity mingles with a newfound sense of stylishness.
While in Luang Prabang, you will have a fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning ritual of monks collecting offerings of alms (often in the form of sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique to Laos, it being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the ritual.
Top 5-stars Hotels in Luang Prabang
Housed within a French colonial fort, Sofitel Luang Prabang is built on a heritage site in Laos’ former royal capital.
The Luang Say Residence is a colonial-style resort located in UNESCO-listed Luang Prabang Town.
Located in Luang Prabang, the colonial-style Satri House was the previous residence of Prince Souphanouvon. The hotel offers 2 outdoor pools, free Wi-Fi and a spa.
Located on the Phou Vao Hills, Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao offers luxurious rooms with free WiFi. The hotel features a spa, an infinity pool, restaurant, bar and free parking.
Kiridara Hotel offers well-appointed rooms and interconnecting rooms built around an infinity pool with 180-degree views of Mount Phousi.
Located within a 20-minute drive from Luang Prabang Airport, Luangprabang View Hotel features a spacious outdoor pool with panoramic views of the city. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire resort.