Nature & parks in Luang Prabang

Top Parks & Nature Attractions in Luang Prabang, Laos

Nature & Parks in Luang Prabang

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  • Paul Devon-Row
    Kent, UK620 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very picturesque from the bridge which is very easy to get to.
    Wonderful colours which complement its real beauty.

    I climbed the waterfalls and was very disappointed with the views at the top, however they are building a canopy walk on the top which will give far better view.

    The locals are really missing out on earning a few pounds. There are scooters that go up a path/road that leads right up to the top of the waterfalls, plenty of people who cannot climb would have paid good money for a lift to the top and back.

    Probably not best to go at weekends as it’s absolutely packed.
    Written 28 February 2024
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  • Samantha B
    Upper Marlboro, MD4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had an absolutely amazing experience at Mandalao. I was the only person on my tour and had a blast feeding the elephants, walking with them and watching them cool off in the river. I learned a lot about the conservation effort and what sets this place apart from others. No riding or bathing the elephants here! After the tour, the lunch served was delicious and filling. I highly recommend visiting Mandalao if you are in Luang Prabang.
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • Jeremy P
    Dallas, Texas161 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s definitely worth doing, once! There are 2 main routes to/from. You can enter / exit on the main avenue in town, across from the museum, or you can enter / exit by the Namkhan River.
    The River choice is far-less crowded, so I went up that way, and exited to the
    downtown side.
    The views from the top are terrific, but
    it gets super-crowded, and very noisy,
    even by 10 AM. There’s not a lot of space at the summit platform, so if you are claustrophobic, know that in advance. If I went again, I would probably go about 8 AM, to avoid the crowds.
    Written 24 December 2023
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  • Miles Archer
    Boca Raton, FL7,616 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The waterfalls here are braided and stepped. It's very scenic. I have an affinity for traveling to view falls, which I've done in several countries.
    Written 29 January 2023
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  • Ella T
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited in the morning the sunlight was beautiful, it was a lovely place very well thought out. Costing 100k or you can pay more to do a tour including Apple pie and a drink, we did the 100k tickets. We were given a guide book with interesting information, and one of the workers explained the life cycle of butterflies. Really magical experience to see all the beautiful butterflies for adults and if you have children I'm sure they would love it. Also, a small waterfall/river runs through the place which you can see. Would highly recommend on the way to see Kuang Si waterfall, it would be a long trip just to see the butterflies.
    Written 4 December 2023
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  • Ty m
    Perth, Australia7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience riding the elephant bareback down to the Mekong for a swim. The elephants are well cared for and there was absolutely no signs of mistreatment.

    Riding was bareback with nothing to hold on to so you should be reasonably agile as you may be on the elephant on your own!

    These elephants are bred by the village and were never wild so being released is not an option. I fail to see how it is different to riding a horse or walking a dog on a leash. Go and experience it for yourself and then you can make up your own mind.

    Great experience followed up by the sunset cruise.
    Written 5 February 2024
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  • Rachael S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unexpected highlight. Beautiful place, if you like nature and wildlife, very good price. Take a taxi from Luang Prabang across the river and it's 20 mins on a good road from the other side. You can probably spend about 2 or 3 hrs here. Longer if you stay and eat in the restaurant etc. Our young children enjoyed it.
    We took a long boat from Luang Prabang and got off at the local village, the boat ride was amazing, but... there are no taxi's at the village to take you on to the jungle park (or home again). We got lucky in getting a lift from a local, to the park and then found a taxi at Green Jungle that was parked up waiting for the day for other people and they kindly took us back to the ferry. The boat ride made the day a lot more special though (the scenery was beautiful and the boat was about $40 for 8 of us private), so... if you can somehow plan ahead with taxi's to get home etc. then this was a great way to do it.
    Written 24 January 2024
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  • Globe Trotter
    Frankfurt, Germany190 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The park is great for hiking and was bigger than expected. If you take your time and do the whole loop expect at least 2 hours. The caves were a bit disappointing. There is plenty of food/drink available and you can pay extra for zip lining or tree walking. Park entrance price is very fair at 20k. Only problem is the dirt road there. A Loca driver took me there, no problem, but now I am having trouble getting one to drive me back! So plan accordingly or wait until they close around 5pm and they offer a shuttle service back for $5.
    Written 23 January 2024
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  • CanadianTraveller
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relaxing boat ride over to the garden followed by an excellent lunch in the restaurant. Explored on my own time, no rush, lots of time to take photos of the flowers, butterflies and views.
    Written 28 June 2020
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  • roger
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Itis the​ place very nice and​ i like this place veary much and​ have people go​ there for relex the ​viwe is​ veary nice
    Written 22 March 2019
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  • Michael G
    Lampang, Thailand373 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Did not realize at first there was another river in luang probang.
    Until I was walking to my hotel then saw this huge breakwater they were building on the corner of the river .then noticed they were building mostly by hand with rocks .
    As I watched men and women litteraly breaking rocks by hand sleghammers great spits on the edge of the river to eat or have a cold one and watch the river go by
    Written 24 December 2019
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  • r2thebizel
    Pattaya, Thailand500 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    These are breathtaking waterfalls with beautiful coloured waters, visible to the bottom, fish swimming and not too crowded. You can walk as far up as you want to but even the top most layer is only a 10 - 15 minute walk of fairly easy climbing.
    Written 25 July 2023
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  • Michael
    Papa, Hungary58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ian approached us on the street one evening invited us to bring our kids to The Playground. We decided to give it a go on Christmas. We spent an hour there with our 7-year-old and 5-year-old children. The Playground is the size of a large backyard and once was a banana plantation. It's a beautiful, peaceful place where the kids can play. There is a slide, a see-saw, a merry-go-round, and minigolf holes with obstacles. We didn't use them, but in front is a trampoline available for use for 5,000 kip and a pool table for free. Additionally, there is a bar and tables to sit at. It was a great chance for our children to run around after many days of sightseeing and to meet another child who was playing there when we arrived. We paid 24,000 kip per child for our kids to play minigolf and enjoy the facilities. My wife and I enjoyed a beer and chatting with the other family and Ian while the kids played. It was quiet when we arrived, but the building on the property is a private kindergarten. I hope more visitors use this facility and that, over time, it can grow.
    Written 25 December 2019
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia18,463 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    From what we perceive to be the peninsular of Luang Prabang, created by the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, it makes for easy walking as we just kept the water to the left, (in most places nice wide paths). The river isn't very wide, (compared to the mekong which it feeds into) and has little to no boat traffic, (adds to the tranquility), there are two bamboo (pedestrian) bridges that cross it, both private (and charge a small fee), the first is at Riverview park (see review), the second is just up the way, which is an attraction on TA, Bamboo Bridge (see review). just a nice place to take a stroll along.
    Written 3 March 2019
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  • Cameron S
    Castle Rock, CO650 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A relaxing park overlooking the junction of the Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers, with a nice view of a bamboo bridge. A good resting spot after walking around Luang Prabang.
    Written 16 February 2020
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