Discover the enchanting allure of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage site nestled in the heart of Laos. Uncover the hidden gems and attractions that make Luang Prabang a must-visit destination, for free or minimal cost.

Visit Kuang Si Waterfalls: Explore the stunning turquoise pools and cascading waterfalls at Kuang Si, located a short distance from Luang Prabang. Enjoy swimming, hiking, and picnicking in this natural oasis. Entrance fee 25,000 kip. All parking is at a newly built parking area and you buy a ticket that includes a return trip via an electric shuttle bus.

Explore the Night Market: Take a leisurely stroll through the vibrant Night Market, where you can browse a wide array of local handicrafts, textiles, artwork, and souvenirs. It’s a great place to soak up the lively atmosphere and find unique treasures. Free

Visit Wat Xieng Thong: Discover the beauty of one of Luang Prabang’s most important Buddhist temples, known for its exquisite architecture and intricate mosaics. Admire the ornate details and peaceful ambiance of this spiritual site. Entrance fee 20,000 kip

Climb Mount Phousi: Hike up Mount Phousi, located in the heart of Luang Prabang, to enjoy panoramic views of the city and the Mekong River. The climb is rewarded with breathtaking sunsets or sunrises, depending on the time of day. Entrance fee 20,000 kip

Explore the Royal Palace Museum: Learn about Laos’ royal history and culture by visiting the Royal Palace Museum. Explore the exhibits showcasing royal artifacts, traditional costumes, and religious treasures. Entrance fee 30,000 kip. Open daily: 08:00am – 11:30am and 13:00pm – 15:30pm (Cleaning on Thursday, they close at 15:00pm) close on Sunday Counter ticket: 08:00am – 11:00am and 13:00pm – 15:00pm

Witness the Alms Giving Ceremony: Wake up early and witness the serene daily Alms Giving Ceremony, where Buddhist monks collect alms from the locals. Show respect and observe from a distance to experience this traditional ritual. Free

Visit Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham: Explore this beautiful temple known for its stunning golden facade and intricate woodcarvings. Take a moment to admire the intricate details and peaceful atmosphere inside the temple. Entrance fee 20,000 kip

Explore the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre: Gain insight into the diverse ethnic groups and traditional crafts of Laos at the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre. Explore the exhibits and learn about the cultural heritage of the region. Entrance fee 30,000 kip

Take a Bike Ride: Rent a bicycle and explore the charming streets of Luang Prabang at your own pace. Discover hidden temples, local neighborhoods, and scenic viewpoints while enjoying the leisurely ride. $15 a day.

Visit the UXO Museum: Learn about the devastating legacy of unexploded ordnance in Laos at the UXO Museum. A must visit. Gain a deeper understanding of the country’s history and the ongoing efforts to clear and educate about these dangerous remnants. Free. Please make a donation.

Remember to check the opening hours and any associated costs for certain attractions or activities to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience. All rates are correct as of 3 July 2023.