A peaceful day in the ancient capital of Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang is located 300 km north of Vientiane (Laos), with ancient features such as the timeless streets of Hoi An, cool climate like Da Lat in Vietnam.
For Luang Prabang, the ancient cultural heritage of Luang Prabang, you will have the opportunity to discover the ancient land of Laos through its exciting activities during a day trip.
5h30: Take the photos on the alms of the monks
The ancient city of Luang Prabang attracts visitors with many valuable Buddhist pagodas, built during dynasties and on which rests its ancient Buddhist center. At dawn, images of monks’ alms on Phon Heuang Street still attract foreign tourists. Every time a monk goes by, people kneel in front of the house and offer food.
7am: Enjoy the grilled dish early in the morning
In the cold mountain air in the morning, you can visit one of the popular restaurants around the corner to enjoy grilled dishes such as grilled chicken with sticky rice with Laotian style.
8am: Pak Ou cave tour with more than 4,000 Buddha statues
After breakfast, start the Pak Ou Discovery Trip to refresh yourself. The cave is located north of the ancient capital, along the Mekong and about 30 km from the center. The tuk tuk stops near the river and you buy tickets to sail to the other side.
Pak Ou consists of two limestone karsts called Tham Theung and Tham Ting. In the cave, there are more than 4,000 ancient Buddha statues dating back over 300 years dating from night and which were cleared by the Laos to row the Buddha statues when their capital was invaded by a foreign invasion.
14h: Find the old Laos through Pa Huak pagoda
The ancient pagodas are located along the main avenue of the peaceful city. At Pa Huak Pagoda, you will be fascinated by the 19th century wooden carvings and walls, mostly representing Buddha or historical scenes. In front of the pagoda courtyard, facing the street, is the National Museum of Luang Prabang (formerly the Royal Palace) with a magnificent view from above; Below you will find souvenir stands – where you can buy souvenirs.
3 pm: Sit at the holiest pagoda in Luang Prabang and listen to the sermon on Buddhism
Wat Xieng Thong is considered the most sacred pagoda of Luang Prabang, built by King Setthathirath in 1560. Patronized by royalty, the pagoda houses many ancient statues illustrating the Buddha. In 1931, several monuments of the pagoda are exposed in Paris (France) and only returned to Laos after 30 years.The main hall of Vatmay Souvannapoumaram has a large golden Buddha statue, surrounded by many small Buddha statues. In this pagoda there is a Buddhist class. If you are interested, you can listen to the sermon in Laos.
17h: Watch the panorama of the capital on the hill Phousi
The ideal activity can make you spend hours in Luang Prabang watching the entire city shine on Phousi Hill. In Luang Prabang, all roads lead to Soukkaseum Street, along the Mekong River where Thammothayaram Pagoda is located. The pagoda is located on Phousi Hill with 338 steps. On the steps are Buddha statues. This pagoda has Buddha footprints, a detail you should not ignore when you visit this place.
19h: Night market
Once here, you can not miss the night market. The stalls are located along the roadway along Sisavangvong pedestrian street. At the corner of the road is a cake of coconut milk. Crossing the street is the snacks sales stand.
You can try all kinds of Laos dishes, delicious, cheap. The noodles in Laos have a strange aqueous porridge, seasoned with a little fish sauce, chilli with lime, very consumed. At the end of the day, check out the vegetarian buffet for 10,000 KIP. The vegetarian buffet is only available once. Visitors try to fill their plate with dishes, including fried noodles, carrots, tofu, cucumber, pumpkin, vegetable salad rolls fried flour …