The tour Luang Prabang is a classic daily itinerary to visit some of the major attractions. It is ideal for those who have only one day available or for those who prefer to dedicate one day guided tour and continue independently for rest of the trip.
Visit Luang Prabang, “City of the Golden Buddha”, the legendary capital of Lan Xang Kingdom, located on the peninsula at the confluence of Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.
Discover Pak Ou caves, “Thousands Buddha cave”, for centuries an important place of worship and pilgrimage.
The itinerary is developed from/to Luang Prabang. However can be further customised to suit your travel and budget needs, and it can be combined with other routes.
Length : 1D 0N
From : LUANG PRABANG
To : LUANG PRABANG
Destinations : Luang Prabang
01. VISIT LUANG PRABANG AND PAK OU
In the morning we visit the National Museum, former Royal Palace, now home to an important collection of precious including Buddha statues and many gifts received from dignitaries visiting the court of Luang Prabang.
We continue to Wat Xieng Thong, “Monastery of the Golden City”, founded in 1560, among the most important of Luang Prabang, known for the elegance and grace of the period architecture;
Afterwards we transfer to the pier and board for a river cruise Pak Ou Caves, or “Thousand Buddhas cave”, situated at the confluence of the Mekong and Ou river, one of the most significant visits during your journey in Laos.
The sanctuary consists of 2 large cavities in the limestone: Tham Ting, the lower cave (30 steps), and Tham Theung, the higher cave (70 steps). For over thousands of years has been a place of worship and pilgrimage for the faithful who came to pray bringing the gift of an image of Buddha. Following this tradition today both cavities housing thousands of Buddha statues of different sizes, from a few centimeters to about 2 meters, in different styles and spiritual positions (mudra), from meditation to nirvana.
On the way back to town we visit Ban Xang Kong village know for the ancient textile tradition and mulberry paper production. We end the day with a beautiful sunset from the top of Wat Phabath temple.
Included : Tour guide, tickets, boat and private transportation
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