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Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong)
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Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) Tours and Tickets

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The UNESCO World Heritage list identifies no fewer than 34 Luang Prabang temples. If you have to pick just one, opt for 16th-century Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong), the largest and best-known Buddhist monastery in all of Laos. Highlights include a tree of life mosaic, a royal funeral chariot, and the stunning ordination hall (sim).

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Khem Khong, Luang Prabang, Laos
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Private Luang Prabang City Tour & Joint in Kuang Si Waterfalls Tour

Private Luang Prabang City Tour & Joint in Kuang Si Waterfalls Tour

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A full day tour in Luang Prabang. In the morning we visit major highlights of Luang Prabang Heritage area with an experienced local guides. After lunch break in Ock Pop Tok Living Craft Center, we join in a superb afternoon excursion to Kuang Si waterfalls. The national museums and temples are not well curated. It should be better to go through with a guide. Otherwise, you will just be looking at object without really knowing their importance or origin. All our guides have experienced over 10 years in Luang Prabang tourism industry. Feel free to ask as many as possible. City tour start at 8:30 (or 5:30 if you choose to participate in the Alms giving ceremony), Lunch break at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Center (12:00-2:00), Kuang Si Falls (2:30-5:00), Return to the city at 5:30-6:00 Entrance fees for temples and national museum are NOT included.
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  • 12 hours
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$69.75
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$69.75
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Half day Private Luang Prabang city tour

Half day Private Luang Prabang city tour

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Explore the culture and history of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this private half day tour. Luang Prabang, the former royal capital, is situated on the Mekong River and surrounded by beautiful green mountains. The town itself is picturesque and offers a wonderful mix of ancient temples and French-Indochinese architecture. This tour’s destinations include the main highlights of Luang Prabang center-town such as Buddhist temples, Royal Palace museum, local market. It is simply the must do Luang Prabang tour for any first time visitors to the country. ※Choosing option 5:30 start, you have a fantastic opportunity to witness the captivating centuries old daily tradition of the alms giving ceremony and visit local morning market.
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  • 4 hours
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$57.44
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$57.44
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Private Tour: Half-Day City Tour of Luang Prabang

Private Tour: Half-Day City Tour of Luang Prabang

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Marvel over the sacred temples and UNESCO-listed wonders of Luang Prabang on this private half-day tour of Laos’ spiritual center. Discover Laos’ royal history at the Royal Palace Museum; visit Wat Sene, Luang Prabang’s oldest temple; and admire the striking architecture of Wat Xiengthong. Then, learn more about the city’s religious heritage as you peek into Wat Visoun and pose for photos by the shrine of Wat Aham.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.17
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$84.17
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Private Tour Full Day Luang Prabang Heritage City Highlights

Private Tour Full Day Luang Prabang Heritage City Highlights

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Don’t let limited time stop you seeing the best of Luang Prubang, hailed by many as the cultural heart of Laos. Get the historical and cultural context necessary to full appreciating this colonial gem on a private tour that comes with the freedom to tailor your itinerary.
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  • 12 hours
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$70.26
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Pedalling Leisurely through Luang Prabang

Pedalling Leisurely through Luang Prabang

A bespoke example that explorations of a Luang Prabang kind are seen in a different light when hopping onto a bike and be guided along the most venerable sights and landmarks of Laos’ contribution to UNESCO Heritage. Time to bike and be amazed! • A wonderful Luang Prabang exploration on two wheels • Explore the town’s most famous temples • Learn about the country’s history at a museum • Cycle around on well-maintained bikes • Return transfer from and to your hotel are included
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.85
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$53.85
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The Essence of Luang Prabang

The Essence of Luang Prabang

Immerse yourself in the sensory delights of Luang Prabang during this 4-hour city tour exploring the city’s unique architecture, museums and monuments. Wander the temple grounds of the peaceful Vat Xieng Thong and the ornate Vat Mai before climbing to the top of Mount Phousi to take in the city views. A stop at the National Museum helps add context to this UNESCO-listed town.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.40
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$65.40
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Full Day- Luang Prabang City Tour

Full Day- Luang Prabang City Tour

Walk amid UNESCO World Heritage sites Discover Luang Prabang with an expert local guide Learn about Laos’ ethnic diversity at TAEC museum   From architectural wonders to local lifestyles, this guided Luang Prabang full day tour is ideal for culturally curious travellers. Visit gilded Buddhist temples and wander down residential lanes to see scenes of daily life. Learn about Laos’ fascinating ancient history and its diverse mix of ethnic groups and traditions.
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  • 1 day
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$98.47
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$98.47
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Small Group: Luang Prabang's Must-See Sights Including Mount Phousi

Small Group: Luang Prabang's Must-See Sights Including Mount Phousi

• Enjoy a day exploring a city rich in culture and tradition • Visit temples and sites that have been around for centuries • Learn about the different ethnic groups that live in and around Luang Prabang • Climb a mountain to see breathtaking views of the city below • Learn about how the locals produce their handicrafts with a visit to the Luang Prabang Night Market
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.80
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$121.80
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An Unforgettable Journey through Luang Prabang

An Unforgettable Journey through Luang Prabang

Get a comprehensive look at Luang Prabang on a full-day sightseeing tour. A guide and driver take you to multiple temples to marvel at the charms of this central Laotian town, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. You'll learn about the ancient capital and see the sunset from Mt. Phousi, aka Sacred Mountain. Lunch and hotel transport are included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.60
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$102.60
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Private Luang Prabang Tour by Tuk Tuk and Dyeing Experience

Private Luang Prabang Tour by Tuk Tuk and Dyeing Experience

Discover the charm of Luang Prabang by riding our unique, authentic tuk-tuk! Get a hands-on experience and learn more about the natural and traditional process of dyeing Lao silk. Participate to the development of sustainable tourism in Laos by supporting a social enterprise.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$140.00
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$140.00
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Private tour Luang prabang to Vang vieng

Private tour Luang prabang to Vang vieng

Top Private tour Luang prabang to Vang vieng, and explore Luang prabang Wat xieng thong, Kuang si waterfall, Bluelagoon Vang vieng, Ban Naxay view point.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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$350.00
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$350.00
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Luang Prabang Day Tour, Laos

Luang Prabang Day Tour, Laos

Spend one day to tour Luang Prabang, the ancient capital of Laos. Explore the religious sites like Wat Xiang Thong and Wat Sene. Get close to history of Lao at the Royal Palace Museum. Enjoy the natural beauty at the Pak Ou Caves and the passing villages. A private tour guide will accompany you. The hotel pickup and drop-off service with a comfortable vehicle ensure you a worry-free day trip.
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  • 8 hours
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$138.00
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$138.00
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Half Day- Photogenic Luang Prabang

Half Day- Photogenic Luang Prabang

Walk in a UNESCO World Heritage site Discover Luang Prabang with an expert local guide and a professional photographer Gain unique insight in to Luang Prabang’s beauty   Capture the magic light in Luang Prabang and gain a deeper insight into the visual marvels here, exploring the city with a specialist photographer. Learn how the buildings of Luang Prabang have evolved over time, influenced by various historical and cultural factors. Visit gilded Buddhist temples and wander down residential lanes to see scenes of daily life. Learn about Laos’ fascinating ancient history and its diverse mix of ethnic groups and traditions.
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  • 4 hours
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$200.00
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$200.00
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Panoma Indochina 14days/13nights

Panoma Indochina 14days/13nights

Visit some of the most popular sites in Vietnam Luxury junk cruise on the legendary Halong Bay Discovery the poetic city Hue & The ancient town Hoi An Exploring the royal city of Luang Prabang in laos is also known as the “ city of the Golden Buddha ” Discover the splendid Angkor Temples
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  • 14 days
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$2,139.24
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$2,139.24
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3-day Highlights of Luang Prabang, Laos

3-day Highlights of Luang Prabang, Laos

Discover  Luang Prabang in on an 3-day tour of all the highlights, that strikes an ideal balance of cultural landmarks and natural wonders. HIGHLIGHTS:  • Experiencing the peaceful ambiance of Luang Prabang and visiting its cultural heritage sites • Visiting the sacred Pak Ou Caves and a traditional Lao textile village by boat • Watching a procession of saffron-robbed monks collecting alms at sunrise • Feeling the mist of one of Asia's most spectacular natural attractions, Kuang Si Waterfalls
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  • 3 days
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$397.95
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$397.95
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Guided Exploring Luang Prabang Full-Day Tour

Guided Exploring Luang Prabang Full-Day Tour

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Explore the culture and history of Luang Prabang on this fully guided tour of the city's temples, museums, art centers and more. You'll visit the gilded halls of Wat Xiang Thong and Wat Visoun, plus check out the Royal Palace. Your friendly, local guide will share information about the dynamic culture and traditions of indigenous hill tribes and unlock hidden secrets of this incredible destination. This is the perfect tour for first-time visitors, families and anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of the city and its people.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$69.00
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$69.00

6-Day Private Laos Tour to Vientiane, Pak Ou Cave, Luang Prabang

6-Day Private Laos Tour to Vientiane, Pak Ou Cave, Luang Prabang

Visit the best cities in Laos that you should not miss - the capital city Vientiane and the charming town Luang Prabang. It combines both the culture of the most splendid and classical Buddhist temples as well as the relaxing and enjoyable natural beauty experience of the Mekong River and Kuang Si Waterfall. The visits to local villages such as Ban Xang Khong and Black Hmong Ethnic Village also provide you an opportunity to get close to the traditional crafts and lifestyle.
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  • 6 days
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$1,127.00
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