Visiting Luang Prabang? Wondering where to begin?
Here, you’ll find all our published Luang Prabang articles and dispatches, along with tips and resources — like what to bring and where to stay in Luang Prabang — to inspire and help you plan your next visit to this truly remarkable UNESCO World Heritage town in Northern Laos.
Our First Visit (2012)
Two days traveling like the locals on one of the world’s great waterways.
Getting acquainted with this charming and historical UNESCO town.
Taking a local boat across the Mekong in search of a mysterious cave full of Buddha statues in the jungle.
Can the early morning Buddhist ritual that put Luang Prabang on the tourist map be saved?
Return to Luang Prabang (2016)
Confronting a heavy rainstorm and a gut-wrenching turn of events on our first visit back to Luang Prabang in four years.
Reacquainting myself with this charming UNESCO gem with a four-month-old in tow.
Taking a lesser-known route up Luang Prabang’s sacred central hill for a commanding view of the Old Town.
Spending some quality time on Luang Prabang’s lesser-visited north side of the Mekong.
Return with Family (2017)
We fly 30 minutes north with family to explore Laos’ most popular tourist destination.
We hire a local boat to take us up the Mekong to explore sacred caves in limestone cliffs.
Braving Luang Prabang’s seasonal bamboo bridges for happy hour, and just for the fun of it..
Taking in the morning fog and one more trip across the Mekong on our last morning in Luang Prabang for a while.
Where to Stay in Luang Prabang
In 2017, we stayed at Sala Prabang, right on the Mekong in the center of Old Town and 100% recommend this great mid-range lodging option!
Getting to Luang Prabang
My solid and reliable headlamp for exploring caves and finding the bathroom at night.
Our own field-tested and highly recommended ergonomic baby carrier.
Hire a Local Guide or Book a Tour
Don’t Forget Travel Insurance!
Our Recommended Travel Guide
Guide Book of Choice: Lonely Planet Laos
(Tip: This is by far the best guide out there right now…BUT…if you’re not traveling until after June, LP’s releasing a brand new edition on June 20, 2017. Pre-Order the new version now.)
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Hi, We’re David, Lori & Noe — Come along for the ride as we share our adventures, misadventures, and travel tips we learn along the way.
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