12 Must Do Things in Luang Prabang, Laos

One of the first things that came to our mind when planning for this trip was: what to see and do in Luang Prabang? With so many choices and options, I have narrowed them down to only 12 things you should do when you visit Luang Prabang. This list is compiled based on my personal experience and consists of places that I highly recommend visiting. (more…)

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Pak Ou Caves: The Caves of Buddha Statues

Besides Kuang Si Waterfalls, Pak Ou Caves is one of the most common destinations that travellers in Luang Prabang visit. We’ve seen photos and videos of Pak Ou Caves and we were so eager to see the caves in person.

There are many ways to go to Pak Ou Caves. One can take a boat, ride a motorbike or rent a car. There are also plenty of tour agents in Luang Prabang that sell half day or full day tours. As independent travellers, we decided to join the public boats.

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The Markets of Luang Prabang

The quiet town of Luang Prabang doesn’t have shopping malls. Locals and foreigners buy food and do shopping at the local markets and shops. The night market and morning market are located nearby each other, at the heart of the town. Our guesthouse is located within walking distance from both markets, so we visited them on a daily basis and loved them!

There are several markets in Luang Prabang. Here are the 3 markets that we visited and loved. And, no, you don’t need a tour for these markets. Just take your own sweet time to explore the markets.
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