Is Luang Prabang worth visiting?
Luang Prabang is definitely still worth a visit. In fact, for us, it was one of our highlights of Laos. Even though it’s touristy, it never felt too busy. The old town was a perfect place to walk around, relax and enjoy the stunning river views.
Is Luang Prabang safe?
Luang Prabang is a very safe place to backpack and travel. Pickpocketing will be your biggest concern, especially in the night market. Keep your wallet/purse close, and leave your valuables in a safety deposit box.
Is Luang Prabang expensive?
By Southeast Asia standards some aspects of Luang Prabang are quite expensive, but by any other standards it’s still cheap and a great bargain. There are even a handful of very cheap hotels suited for a backpacker budget, but don’t expect much quality at the bottom end.
How much is the slow boat to Luang Prabang?
Slow Boat To Luang Prabang Price The price is $25.20 / 210000LAK for the 2-day journey to Luang Prabang. You will need to bring your passport and cash along with you when you book it. They will give you a ticket and a seat number in exchange.
Is Luang Prabang a World Heritage Site?
In 1995, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) elected to inscribe the Town of Luang Prabang on the World Heritage List.
Why is Luang Prabang a World Heritage Site?
Luang Prabang is exceptional for both its rich architectural and artistic heritage that reflects the fusion of Lao traditional urban architecture with that of the colonial era. Its remarkably well-preserved townscape reflects the alliance of these two distinct cultural traditions.
Can you drink alcohol in Laos?
Alcohol is free flowing and you may be encouraged to drink more than you’d like (although it’s also fine to tell your host you’re done drinking). You also might find that illegal drugs, especially marijuana and opium, are prevalent.
Is Laos cheap?
Laos is one of the cheapest places in the world to visit, and is known for adventure travel, ecotourism, and its laid back atmosphere. For all of these reasons, and the low cost, it is very popular with the backpacking crowd.
How do I get Luang Prabang?
Getting There in Luang Prabang
- By Plane.
- Lao Airlines (tel. 021/212-057 or 214-427 for reservations; www.laoairlines.com) has daily flights from Vientiane to Luang Prabang for $76 one-way.
- Bangkok Airways (57/6 Sisavangvong Rd.; tel.
- By Bus.
- By Boat.
- Lao Speedboat Risks — Alternatively you can take a Lao speedboat.