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What to Do in Luang Prabang

A city of contrasts, Luang Prabang features temples, monasteries, and traditional crafts alongside more modern aspects like a museum devoted to the U.S. bombings in the 1960s. When visiting, be sure to also explore the countryside or cruise the Mekong River.
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Khem Khong, Luang Prabang, Laos
Though Luang Prabang earned UNESCO World Heritage status in 1995 for its fusion of traditional Lao and European colonial architecture, the city’s most dazzling structures are most certainly its shimmering, gold-adorned temples. Many are worth...
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Luang Prabang, Laos
The most popular natural attraction in the area around Luang Prabang, this three-tiered set of falls offers a picturesque outing, with trails meandering through the jungle and turquoise pools scattered about. While it’s indeed very...
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Many Americans are aware of the devastation caused by theVietnamWar, but perhaps more harrowing was the U.S. involvement in Laos. In an effort to halt the spread of Communism in Southeast Asia, American forces carried out 580,000 bombing missions...
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Luang Prabang, Laos
Aimed primarily at tourists, the Night Market sets up each evening along a few blocks of Thanon Sisavangvong. Lining both sides of the street, with a section down the middle, stalls offer a plethora of souvenirs, from cotton shopping bags and...