A city like no other in Southeast Asia. It is charming, peaceful, laid back and very clean. It consists of beautiful historical buildings and relics as well as remnants of European colonial buildings. UNESCO has added this city into its World Heritage list. This city, or should we say town, is none other than Luang Prabang, Laos.
Luang Prabang is a beautiful place. It is well known for its numerous temples and monasteries, with Wat Xieng Tong a prime example. Orange-clad monks walking in line during their alms walks in the morning is such an eye-catching scene. The catch: you have to be up by 6am. But the scene is just marvelous, certainly unlike anything you may have seen before.
Luang Prabang may be a highly royal and religious town, but did you know that it can also be a family town? One great and environmentally-friendly way of exploring this ancient town is by electric bike. These machines can be pedaled like a bicycle or accelerated like a motorcycle and are powered solely by battery. These e-bikes are perfectly geared for kids.
The Lao people are also very friendly and would gladly welcome you and your family to their petanque game. This is one of Laos’ favorite pastimes. It is fun and very easy to pick up. Kids will also appreciate the skill, precision, beauty and grace of traditional Lao dance, which you can view in the evening as well.
Next up is another destination you and your kids will surely like. It is Kuang Si Falls, one of Laos’ most spectacular waterfalls. The shallow pools are an excellent spot for swimming (and for cooling off from the Lao weather) and the 50 meter falls that cascade into these waters is just breathtaking. The area around the falls is perfect for a picnic. Bon appétit.
Now for a little mysticism. Visit Pak Ou Caves and see the thousands and thousands of Buddha images. Who put them there? Why? All of these questions and more will be answered at the caves.
Then it’s off to Kamu Lodge, via the Mekong River. The safari-style accommodation lies in the middle of Laos’ countryside in a hilltribe village. There are 20 cozy tents with comfortable beds, solar-powered hot water, electricity and private bathrooms. There are also activities for you and your kids to do like rice planting, gold panning, fishing and trekking. The scenery at Kamu Lodge is just splendid. You will daydream into fantasy as you sit on your balcony and stare at the Laos wilderness and at one of the world’s great rivers.
There is so much to see and do in Luang Prabang. You and your family will surely love this charming and wonderful town. Check out Exotissimo’s Luang Prabang Family Holiday page for more information. See our Laos tour page for other ideas into this magnificent and laid-back country.
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