Luang Prabang, Laos Cruise Port

Luang Prabang, also known as Louangphrabang, is a town and UNESCO World Heritage Site that comprises of some of the villages in Luang Parabang District. The town is located in North Central Laos, within the Luang Prabang Province, and the town center lies on the peninsula found at the Nam Khan and Mekong River confluence. Luang Prabang is well known for having a unique and beautiful townscape that consists of a blending of two distinct cultures; best seen through the fusion of the architectural styles between Lao urban structures and those built by European colonialists in the recent past. The natural beauty of the town is enhanced by the surrounding mountain ranges. Listed below are some of the recommended experiences, attractions, and activities that visitors could enjoy after cruising to Luang Prabang, Laos:
 
  • Visitors wishing to get some spectacular sunset views should visit the 100 meter-tall hill called Phu Si, which is located in the old city center. The hill's peak is crowned with a 24 meter gilded stupa that is referred to by locals, as That Chomsi.
     
  • Visitors interested in learning more about the ruling history of the region should visit the Royal Palace Museum. The palace has hints of traditional Lao and French art styles. Some of the palace rooms are still as preserved as they were during the king's capture in 1975.
     
  • Visitors who are interested in the religious history of the region should visit the Wat Xieng Thong, which is the town's most famous monastery. It is popular due to the unique architectural designs that it holds, and also its importance to the town's monks.
     
  • For those interested in learning more about the town's cultural history, a visit to the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center would prove worthwhile, as it is a three-room museum that gives in-depth information on the town's various hill-tribes and their cultures.
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