Rise before dawn to watch the tranquil activity of monks collecting
alms. As the sun begins to rise, long lines of orange-robed monks walk barefoot
down the streets collecting offerings from Luang Prabang residents.
Return to the hotel for breakfast.
Visit the historical old town beginning at the fresh market.
Accompanied by the guide, walk through rows of stalls selling everything from
fresh produce to local delicacies. Next, visit the former Royal Palace, now the
National Museum. This site is filled with art, artifacts and jewellery and
offers an insight into the rich history and culture of the country.
Continue the tour of Luang Prabang by visiting some of the city’s
famous temples. Start at Wat Visoun, home to the famous ‘watermelon’ stupa,
before visiting Wat Aham, which houses an altar dedicated to the two guardian
spirits of Luang Prabang.
Enjoy lunch at Tamarind, one of the top local restaurant in Luang
Prabang (Note: Closed on Sundays).
This afternoon head to Ock Pop Tok to discover more about textiles in Laos,
learning about their history, production and cultural significance.
Take a break at TAEC Café, located inside the Traditional Arts and
Ethnology Center (TAEC). Take a tour of the TAEC to learn about Laos ethnic
Learn to cook Lao cuisine at a cooking
class led by a renowned local chef. The cooking course is a fun, hands-on way
to learn about the ingredients involved and techniques used to create local
Sit down and enjoy the delicious meal
prepared and recreate them with a take-home recipe book.
Overnight in Luang Prabang