Welcome to Luang Prabang

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Luang Prabang has a full reopening to tourism. Which allows tourists to visit. Start on May 1, 2022 . Please stay tuned for the latest news, updates and information on TourismLao or follow the news on our Facebook.

What’s New

Updated information of festivals and our latest posts to explore your journey.

  • 2021 Event schedule

    2021 Event schedule

    2021 Event schedule Notification Currently, based on the government’s measures to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infection, each event in Luang Prabang has been reduced or canceled to limit the content and area. Please check this page or Facebook (English / Lao only) for information on various events. When participating in the event, please […]

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  • Lao New Year (Pi Mai Lao) 2021

    Lao New Year (Pi Mai Lao) 2021

    Pi Mai Lao, otherwise known as Lao New Year, is a festival celebrated at the hottest time of the year – which is just as well, because most people remain drenched with water for the majority of the event. It’s known as the festival of water fights but there are lots of other cultural activities […]

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  • Luang Prabang Boat Racing Festival 2021

    Luang Prabang Boat Racing Festival 2021

    Did you know the Boat Racing Festival (others name known as “Boun Souang Heua"), dates back thousands of years?Boun Souang Heua is a local festival that held during the Buddhist Lent depending on the lunar calendar. On 6 September, 2021 some of Luang Prabang’s finest racing boat teams will take to the Nam Khan River […]

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Things to do

Whether you’re looking for a quiet poolside holiday, an adventure filled trek to a waterfall in the jungle,
or the chance to meet locals in a hillside ethnic village, Luang Prabang offers it all.

What makes us special?


Where jungle covered mountains meet the mighty water.

Untouched Nature
inner peace

Where the sound of chanting monks drifts through the town at dawn and dusk.

Inner Peace
inner peace
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Where traditional ways of life are still practiced
by local people with pride.

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East meets West

Where ancient temples glitter golden
between charming old French Colonial buildings.

East meets West
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The schedule of cultural festivals is confirmed about a month before, depending on the lunar calendar.
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Lao New Year

Splashing water onto other people and bring them luck in the coming year

Boun Bang Fai (Rocket Festival)

A rain-making and fertility festival

Boun Visakha Bousa

Celebrating the birth,death of Buddha

Boun Khao Phansa

It’s the beginning of “Buddhist Lent"

Boat Racing Festival

Two boats race fon the Nam Khan river

Boun Khao Salak

Giving wax flower candles to the monks

Boun Ork Phansa/Festival of Light Boats

The festival involves launching candle-lit offerings on the river at night

Khmu/Hmong New Year

Ethnic minority celebrate the new year

Countdown Party on 31th

Solar Year Countdown Party

Boun Pha Vet

The story of Prince Vestsantara is recited

Boun Khoun Khao

A celebration of the rice harvest

Boun Makha Bousa

Commemorating a speech given by Buddha