Key Places - 3 Countries 15 Days
Vietnam, Laos & Thailand
Luang Prabang is a stunning city, its architecture a combines ancient Lao monasteries dating back over 500 hundred years with French Colonial styles from the 19th and 20th centuries. Nestled in mountains at the confluence of the Nam Khan and the mighty Mekong, Luang Prabang's location could not be more perfect. With over 32 ancient temples in easy walking distance, Luang Prabang was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995, in order to preserve the temples and ensure that new development is limited and in keeping with the magical city.
Wat Xieng Thong is unmissable, and undoubtedly one of Luang Prabang's finest temples. It was constructed in 1559 by King Say Setthathirath, and is a beautiful monastery in typical Laoation style. The old Royal Palace, now a National Museum houses many religious and royal treasures, not to mention the Kings collection of old American 50's and 60's automobiles.
With many restaurants, stunning views, great markets and a chilled out atmosphere, Luang Prabang is definitely Lao's hidden treasure.
"Thank you Dermot …for the adventure with the group and yourself. Third trip with redspokes and still appreciate it..."