Capture the magic light in Luang Prabang and gain a deeper insight into the visual marvels here, exploring the city with a specialist photographer. Learn how the buildings of Luang Prabang have evolved over time, influenced by various historical and cultural factors. Visit gilded Buddhist temples and wander down residential lanes to see scenes of daily life. Learn about Laos’ fascinating ancient history and its diverse mix of ethnic groups and traditions.
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Begin at stately Wat Visoun, which is a must-see not only for its unusual watermelon-shape but also its historical value and impressive collection of religious artefacts. Continue down the Khan River and climb to the top of Mount Phousi, the city’s highest point. Enjoy sweeping views from on high, gaining a new perspective of Luang Prabang and the Mekong River.
Having worked up an appetite, it is time for a lunch break. Tamarind is the perfect restaurant for sampling traditional Lao dishes and learning about the importance of food in the local culture. Visit Wat Xieng Thong. This is Luang Prabang’s most revered temple, and for good reason! It is one of the oldest in town and is covered in ornate carvings and mosaics, unmatched by any other temple in the country.
Zig-zag onwards through the lanes and streets of the city, encountering friendly locals as they go about their day to day routine, stopping at more incredible pagodas, such as Wat Sensoukharam with its dazzling gold stenciling, before arriving at Wat Mai, a Buddhist temple whose gold-covered bas relief is an incredible piece of craftsmanship.
If you wish, take a short walk through the vibrant night market before bidding farewell to your guides. (L)
Our services include:
– Transport in a private air conditioned vehicle
– English speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)
– English french speaking photography expert
– Meals as indicated
– All entrance fees as mentioned
– All permissions and local taxes
– Drinking water
Our services do not include:
– Alcoholic drinks & drinks at mealtime, optional visits, personal expenses
– Personal travel insurance
– Tips for guide, driver, boat crew & hotels’ porters
– Meals other than those mentioned above
– Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusion above
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