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Welcome to Luang Prabang

The Official Tourism Website

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– In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), various facilities around LuangPrabang may change their operating days or hours.
In addition, some events may be canceled or postponed. Please check our News, Facebook page and the facilities websites for the latest updates and information.

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

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2021 Event schedule

Date September 23, 2021
2021 Event schedule NotificationCurrently, based on the government’s measures to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infection, each event in…

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.

NATURE

Cascading waterfalls, jungle-covered hills, breathtaking vistas, butterflies, bears and elephants! Luang Prabang is a nature lovers paradise.

BUDDHISM

Walk through ancient temples, listen to monks chanting, witness Buddhist ceremonies that have been practiced for centuries.

CULTURE & HISTORY

Luang Prabang prides itself on being a place where traditional ways are respected. Discover a culture that has stood the test of time.

DAY TRIPS



Stay another day in Luang Prabang by exploring the surrounding areas – from Chomphet’s ancient temples to Nam Dong’s natural beauty.

VISIT OTHER PROVINCES

Luang Prabang is the gateway to many beautiful provinces that are rich in ethnic hill tribe cultures and stunning areas of wilderness.

ARTS

Locally made textiles, woven bamboo baskets, handmade clay pots…there is much to explore when it comes to the arts scene.

SHOPPING

If you’re in the market for authentic Southeast Asian handicrafts, it’s hard to imagine a better destination than Luang Prabang. Handmade regional textiles alone feature a rich diversity of fabrics, styles, and techniques.

What makes us special?


nature

Where jungle covered mountains meet the mighty water.

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inner peace

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

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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Festivals


The schedule of cultural festivals is confirmed about a month before, depending on the lunar calendar.
Please follow our Facebook page to get up to date information.

April
Lao New Year

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

May
Boun Bang Fai (Rocket Festival)

A rain-making and fertility festival

May
Boun Visakha Bousa

Celebrating the birth,death of Buddha

July
Boun Khao Phansa

It’s the beginning of “Buddhist Lent"

August
Boat Racing Festival

Two boats race fon the Nam Khan river

September
Boun Khao Salak

Giving wax flower candles to the monks

October
Boun Ork Phansa/Festival of Light Boats

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

December
Khmu/Hmong New Year

Ethnic minority celebrate the new year

December
Countdown Party on 31th

Solar Year Countdown Party

January
Boun Pha Vet

The story of Prince Vestsantara is recited

January
Boun Khoun Khao

A celebration of the rice harvest

February
Boun Makha Bousa

Commemorating a speech given by Buddha