Luang Prabang Laos

Luang Prabang Wat Xieng Thong Gold Decorations

Wat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang

LUANG PRABANG, Laos — The 16th-century Wat Xieng Thong sits on the end of the peninsula of Luang Prabang’s historic district and has been immaculately preserved.

Luang’s Prabang’s That Chomsi

LUANG PRABANG, Laos — That Chomsi is at the top of a hill overlooking the old section of UNESCO World Heritage Site Luang Prabang, offering wonderful views out over the town, nearby wats, Mekong, and the region.

Luang Prabang’s Morning Market

LUANG PRABANG, Laos — Southeast Asia’s morning markets are much more interesting than the night markets. Luang Prabang’s morning market is no exception.

Passenger boats in Nong Khiaw, Laos

The River Outpost of Nong Khiaw

LUANG PRABANG, Laos — Nong Khiaw is a small riverside town in northern Laos on the Nam Ou (River Ou), It’s dramatically framed by steep, rocky karsts and beautiful countryside.