Known as the old capital of Laos, Luang Prabang is always on a list of any traveler when visiting the country, either as the beginning or the ending destination. This place offers you an old and new Laos, with a various choices of travel activities which can keep you stay longer and longer in town.
The ancient town situated in northern Laos, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. Being Laos’ premier tourist destination, ironically tourists will pay more for the innate pleasures of eating, drinking and sleeping than they would in the country’s capital city Vientiane.
Visitors to Luang Prabang are charmed by the friendly atmosphere of this small town. The town itself offers several unique insights into the history of the region, through excellently preserved Buddhist temples, museum and a variety of Lao, Tai-Lue, Burmese, Chinese and Tai architecture at the Night Market. Luang Prabang sells a large variety of traditional goods. This lovely town has its own international airport, thus it makes travelers easier to visit.
Luang Prabang’s accommodation and transportation cost
Everything is not so expensive in Luang Prabang if you stick to local things. It is small, and you can reach almost everywhere by foot. Walking and cycling are the best ways to enjoy this tiny city so the transportation cost here is for transfer to the other towns in the country. There are various choices for you when considering accommodation, whether you go on budget, leisure or business purpose.
What to eat and drink in Luang Prabang
The country’s cuisines might not be as famous as their neighbor Vietnam and Thailand, yet Laos and the town itself still can surprise you with its authentic dishes in a reasonable prices. The core of its delicacies is fresh, flat and healthy, comparing to spicy Thai dishes and strongly-flavored Vietnamese dishes. You also can find Vietnamese and Thai dishes in Luang Prabang as the town also adapted their neighbor’s highlights.
Luang Prabang’s activities
You can not get bored in Luang Prabang, even though that feeling might stick to you on the very first days in Laos. Whether you are adventurous or laid-back travelers, you still can enjoy many activities here.
Below are some tips for you to save your pocket while in town:
- Travel during off-season – Peak season tends to run from October through March. If you are able to land in Luang Prabang during April through September you can usually find some good prices, especially when it comes to accommodations.
- Organize your own transport – Most attractions are near cities and you can either rent a motorbike or hire any number of tuk-tuk drivers to get you there.
- Rent a bike – While public transportation isn’t too pricey, renting a bike for a couple of days can get you around the city at your own pace, and save you a bit.
- Stick to local food – If you’re on a budget, eat what the locals eat. Western restaurants tend to be twice as expensive as the local ones.
- Limit your drinks – One of the best ways to cut your costs is the limit your drinking. A few beers here and there will slowly add up and put a dent in your budget.
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