Top 10 Attractions in Luang Prabang (2018)


1. Mount Phousi


📁 Mountain, Nature, Panorama

Mount Phousi – Highlights

  • 100m-tall hill with viewing platforms
  • Panoramic views of Luang Prabang town
  • Hiking trails among picturesque landscape
  • Home to several small Buddhist temples

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 08:00 – 18:00

Entrance Fee

  • General: 20,000 kip

2. Royal Palace Museum


📁 Museum, Historic, Architecture

Royal Palace Museum – Highlights

  • Former palace of King Sisavang Vong
  • Exhibits of royal portraits and objects
  • Authentic royal chambers and rooms
  • Exceptional solid-gold Buddha image

Opening Hours

  • Wed-Mon: 08:00 – 11:30 / 13:30 – 16:00
  • Tue: Closed

Entrance Fee

  • General: 30,000 kip

3. Wat Xieng Thong


📁 Religious Site, Architecture, Statue

Wat Xieng Thong – Highlights

  • Temple with splendid Lao architecture
  • Royal ceremonial carriages on display
  • Several large & gilded Buddha images
  • Stenciled walls & colourful glass mosaics

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 08:00 – 17:00

Entrance Fee

  • General: 20,000 kip

4. Night Market


📁 Local Market, Street Food

Night Market – Highlights

  • Casual street market open at night
  • Wide selection of local handicrafts
  • Delicious local street foods on sale

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 17:00 – 22:00

Entrance Fee

  • Free admission

5. Elephant Village Sanctuary & Resort


📁 Sanctuary, Animal, Nature

Elephant Village Sanctuary – Highlights

  • Jungle trekking with the elephants
  • Explore elephant camps and hospital
  • Bathe the elephants in Nam Khan river
  • Visit the picturesque Tat Sae Waterfall

Sales Office – Hours

  • Daily: 08:00 – 21:00

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6. Mekong River


📁 River, Panorama, Nature

Mekong River – Highlights

  • Beautiful river scenery in town
  • Spectacular sunset backdrops
  • Wonderful mountain panorama
  • Chance to explore more in a cruise

Viewing Point

  • Daily: 24 hrs
  • Free admission

7. Wat Chom Si


📁 Religious Site, Panorama

Wat Chom Si – Highlights

  • 24m-high gilded stupa at the top of Mt. Phousi
  • Cave shrines with some gilded Buddha images
  • Birds-eye views of Luang Prabang cityscape
  • Scenic landscape among mountains and rivers

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 08:00 – 18:00

Entrance Fee

  • General: 20,000 kip
  • Included in admission to Mount Phousi

8. Wat Sensoukaram


📁 Religious Site, Architecture

Wat Sensoukaram – Highlights

  • 18th-century temple in Thai style
  • Striking facade of ruby-red and gold
  • Stencil figures of mythical animals

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 08:00 – 15:00

Entrance Fee

  • Free admission

9. Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham


📁 Religious Site, Architecture

Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham – Highlights

  • Historic Lao Buddhist temple
  • Magnificent five-tiered roofs
  • Intricately-detailed golden reliefs
  • Depictions of traditional Lao life

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 08:00 – 17:00

Entrance Fee

  • General: 20,000 kip

10. Vat Visounnarath


📁 Religious Site, Architecture

Vat Visounnarath – Highlights

  • 16th-century Lao Buddhist temple
  • Unusual watermelon-shaped stupa
  • Variety of gilded Buddha images

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 08:00 – 17:00

Entrance Fee

  • General: 20,000 kip

Map of Top 10 Attractions in Luang Prabang



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Author: Jeutravel.com
Date Published: 10 August 2017
Last Updated: 15 March 2018

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