Luang Prabang Hidden Gem Attractions

THE 10 BEST Hidden Gem Attractions in Luang Prabang

Best Luang Prabang Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • Sightsee777821
    7 contributions
    We had a great time visiting this farm and learning the whole process to produce sticky rice. Our guide, Sai was really informative and funny. We had a chance to have a go at all of the different stages. Standing knee deep in mud planting rice is really good fun. You can even plough with Susan the buffalo. Even if you don't include lunch with your booking you get lots of really delicious rice snacks at the end.
    We booked direct with the farm as it's cheaper and they pick you up from the hotel in their own tuk tuk
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • Victoria B
    Rutland, UK14 contributions
    This is the best place to get up close to these beautiful, heartbreaking animals. The aim here is to ban all elephants from being held in captivity for riding, logging or any form of entertainment and return them all eventually to a protected wild environment. The guides are incredibly knowledgeable and informative, their passion for the cause is evident. They really need our support.
    Written 4 February 2024
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  • Valadams1
    6 contributions
    UXO (unexploded ordinance) visit at the COPE (Cooperative Orthotic & Prosthetic Enterprise) centre in Vientiane (capital of Laos) was an eye opener. A must go. Videos available. Equally we went to the UXO in Luang Prabang - do go there also. NO entry fee, but u can buy artefacts, shirt or donate cash into a box. Very moving experience.
    Written 7 January 2024
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  • Ella T
    22 contributions
    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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  • Rachael S
    2 contributions
    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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  • CanadianTraveller
    11 contributions
    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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  • LovetheBigIsland
    Kailua-Kona, HI12 contributions
    Luang Prabang is an excellent town to visit. It also has an excellent volunteer organization that invites English speakers to assist local students (adults and children) who come in to hone their English skills. The center is located on the street adjacent to the 3 Nagas hotel.

    Be aware, these are students who are committed to learning -- their grammar questions can be quite pointed! The students are interesting, interested, and offer an excellent opportunity to learn more about Lao society including the villages from which many of the students have traveled.

    This is an incredible organization that seeks to make a real impact on local students through casual (and longer-term) volunteers. It deserves very broad support - M. Collin and several other long-term volunteers will quickly usher you to an eager student - it was the best 6 hours we spent - we regret not going the first day we arrived.
    Written 14 February 2024
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  • Sarah S
    Fife, UK20 contributions
    Wow, just wow! This place is paradise on the Mekong River. It's actually a social enterprise with the craft centre situated in the resort. We stayed in the Oma villa and it was perfect. We ate and drank at the restaurant which was the best food we had during our time in Laos. The staff speak very good English, are very knowledgeable and also helped us arrange transport. The resort runs a complimentary tuk tuk into the main streets of Luang Prabang as the resort is situated just outside the centre, so this tuk tuk service was very useful.
    They have a beautiful shop on site, selling the items which are made there, so I bought a little memento to remind ourselves of this wonderful place.
    Written 22 February 2024
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  • Chloe
    8 contributions
    I went to a beginners jewellery making class. It was such a lovely and calm place and the teacher was really good at communicating what I needed to do. She was very encouraging. It's a great experience for anyone looking for a chilled activity. The jewellery in the shop is also beautiful.
    Written 12 January 2024
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  • cmcfive
    Adelaide, Australia27 contributions
    This show is unique and special and was a privilege for us to attend. To hear those traditional stories with the beautiful accompanying music, was a treat. The story- telling was captivating. A highlight of our trip to Luang Prabang.
    Written 29 September 2023
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  • Liz C
    4 contributions
    Their weaving was the most beautiful we saw in all of SE Asia! And Mone and Doi are so lovely. We bought several pieces and the sisters spent a lot of time explaining all the patterns to us.
    Written 31 December 2023
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  • Blandine B
    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia11 contributions
    I spend my all morning at the elephant village. All the elephant are so well treated. Our guide was great and interesting. I even could help them washing those huge animals. You really feel good the way the elephants live here.
    The place is also very beautiful.
    Written 28 September 2023
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  • DotsGirl2
    Vancouver, Canada433 contributions
    This centre explains the different ethnic groups that make up Laos. It was very interesting to see the outfits and everyday items used. At the end is an interesting film about an Italian designer copying one of the minority tribes designs and not acknowledging it or giving them compensation
    Written 13 February 2024
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  • fixieSeattle
    Seattle7 contributions
    I recently did the 1-day Mekong River tour with Motolao and it was awesome. Our guide Kamhdee and one other guy met up and first went to their shop where we got geared up. This part was great as we all got full gear including boots, chest and arm protector, knee pads, jacket and helmet. The gear is all used, but in good shape and is exactly what you need to be safe.

    The tour was great and Kamhdee spoke excellent English and was good at gauging our abilities and tailoring the tour to us. It was a perfect way to get out and see the mountains of Laos and explore the Mekong region in areas that most people don’t go to. And to do it while having a blast on motorbikes was definitely the way to go. 5 stars all around.
    Written 3 February 2019
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