Pha Tad Ke Botanical Gardens
Discover the incredible diverse flora of Laos and learn how local people have been using plants for medicine, food and wellbeing for centuries.
Open Daily from 09:00 to 17:30 (Closed on Wednsday)
The entrance ticket they provide at the office which is include a round boat trips.
The office is located in Wat That village, next to Luang Prabang Provincial Office down to Mekong river.
The Pha Tad Ke Botanical Gardens is located on the opposite side of the Mekong River. They have a boat that departs hourly from town and takes 15 minutes to get to the gardens.
There is plenty to explore – from the 280 species of ginger plants in the Ginger Garden, to the medicinal plants in the ethno-botanic section which is divided into areas such as ‘plants for women’s health’ and ‘plants for skin conditions’. There’s a lovely restaurant on site where you can grab some food and enjoy the greenery – as well as a pond full of water lilies. Extra workshops on horticulture are available to book. Free activities include orchid talks in the flower nursery and bamboo handicraft workshops. More information here.
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