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Luang Prabang – the Jewel of Indochina, sits deep in the jungles of northern Laos. A glittering collection of golden temples and white washed French mansions, this one time Royal capital is one of the most captivating towns in Asia. Today the Royal Family may have departed, but the town retains the regal beauty that has captured the hearts of countless travelers over the years. The quiet streets and passageways of the old town are architecturally rich and culturally unique, with monks mingling with market traders to create a scene rich in colour and beauty. From discovering the secrets of the UNESCO protected temples and mansions to adventurous day treks through primeval forests, boat trips to cascading waterfalls and safaris on the back of majestic Asian elephants, there really is no better location to discover Indochina at its alluring best.
Every visitor to Luang Prabang is moved by the beauty and elegance of the surrounding Buddhist temples and processions of amber robed monks. Victoria Xiengthong Palace’s highly trained and experienced guides can take you through the alms giving ritual that the town is so famous for, on a short morning tour.
For guests looking to discover the history and culture of Luang Prabang, then half day and full day walking tours can easily be arranged. Including visits to all the major temples and markets, this is the ideal way to discover the magic and charm of the town. The nearby Pak Ou cave, famed for its hundreds of Buddha statues, is just a short boat ride away and is the ideal way to spend an afternoon.
For guests looking for a little adventure, then cycling, walking and kayaking trips through the surrounding jungles can all be arranged, and if this is a little too much action then let us take you to a cascading jungle waterfall – perfect for an afternoon relaxation in the cool tranquil waters.
You couldn’t come to Laos – The Land of a Million Elephants – without learning more about these majestic creatures. Spend a morning venturing deep into the jungles on an elephant back safari, or get up close and personal on a visit to a local elephant camp – seeing the Mahouts at work and lending a helping hand at bath time down by the river!
With the help of Victoria Xiengthong Palace, make your stay in Luang Prabang remarkable.
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