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Discover Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, 84330

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in Laos, Luang Prabang is unmissable. This ancient Kingdom is tucked between Laos’ northern mountains. It sprung from the earth around 1300 years ago under the rule of a Tai prince, Khun Lo. Later, the city passed hands amongst warring local tribe—each infusing Luang Prabang with their unique cultures and traditions.

Today, this gentle oasis is a vibrant tapestry of colour and heritage. Gilded temples vie for attention against emerald coated mountains. The russet Mekong River slices through the valley and each morning at dawn a ribbon of saffron marks an ancient ritual of prayer. Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao is just steps from the beautifully-preserved old town. Perch by the pool of our hilltop hideaway and you can gaze across the UNESCO World Heritage site below. With Belmond, Luang Prabang unfolds before you, waiting to be explored.

Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao

Luang Prabang
Lao PDR, 84330

Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao is within easy reach. You’ll find us...

  • a 12-minute drive from Luang Prabang International Airport (LPQ)
  • a 15-minute drive from central Luang Prabang
  • a 50-minute drive from the Kiang Si Waterfall
  • a 40-minute flight from Vientiane city
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Destination Guide: Unlock Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang, the former royal capital of the Lan Xang Kingdom, is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city’s ancient temples and romantic architecture breathe history back into the modern era. Here, you’ll discover a gateway into Laos’ past—once you cross the threshold, the pages of history are yours to explore.

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Tak Bat at Sunrise

Rise at dawn to take part in Tak Bat. In an inspiring start to your day, witness the procession of orange-robed monks, then present them with tributes and gifts of food in an ancient ritual. After, there’s time to explore the local market before you enjoy a sparkling sunrise cruise on the Mekong River.

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