Overlooking the sleepy Nam Khan river in the heart of Luang Prabang
, a few blocks from the town's renowned night market, Burasari Heritage is an elegant, colonial-style boutique hotel that remains relatively quiet despite being in the center of town. Its location makes it an excellent spot for participating in the town’s famous early-morning alms ceremony, in which hundreds of orange-clad Buddhist monks accept alms, usually in the form of sticky rice, from locals. While the location is enough to make this hotel a popular option, the rooms are equally impressive, and many have teak floors and walls along with brightly hued traditional linens. A lovely terrace restaurant features views out over the river. The hotel also puts a heavy emphasis on the experiential aspects of travel, with offerings including market-to-table cooking classes focusing on local specialties and evening cruises on the Mekong aboard long-tail boats.