Luang Prabang situated in the centre of northern Laos and is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its outstanding cultural, historic and architectural values and its harmonious relationship between the natural and built environment. 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.
Kuang Si Waterfall
In the dry season the water at Kuang Si takes on a bluish hue, owing to the presence of minerals like cooper. In the wet season the water is a deep green and you can hear the sound of the falls well before you can see them.
Morning Alms (Sai Bat)
Sai Bat (Morning Alms) is a longstanding tradition in Laos Buddhist culture. In observing it, the devoted offer food to monks throughout the Luang Prabang every morning.
Starting from early morning around 05:30 to 06:30am in March to October and 06:00 to 07:00am in November to February. Held on the main street in every morning, there are many places through the town and inside every temples. Here just give the main procession: in front of Xiengthong temple, Luang Prabang Primary School and National Museum.
Phou Si Hill
The large hill in Luang Prabang is known as Phou Si or “Holy Mountain”. The hill brings amazing views of the two rivers and the town. Here you can watch beautiful sunrise and sunset from top Phou Si. You can buy drinks and snacks at the base or bring along food prepared by Villa Maly staffs.
People from all over the world celebrated Luang Prabangs uniqueness at the ‘Lao New Year(Boun Pii Mai)’. Pimai Lao(the Lao New Year, 14th-16thApril),is one of the most important dates in the Lao calendar. As well as being a time of celebration and endless fun, It has also become synonymous with holiday, the celebration of Lao identity, there inforcement of family bonds and an opportunity to reflect on the yearahead.
Although the Lao new year is celebrated in joyous spirit throughout the country, nowhere hosts more ancient traditions and colorful pageantry than the northern heritage city of Luang Prabang. Although officially a three day festival, the party always goes on for at least a week.