Luang Prabang, Laos Travel Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

Luang Prabang deserves its reputation as one of Southeast Asia’s most charming cities. The mixed colonial architecture plus the many picturesque temples add to an ambiance that is unusually romantic and pleasantly laid back. There’s a good reason why it’s now Laos’ most popular tourist city.

Why Visit Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang Facts

Population 100,000
Area 100,000
Timezone UTC+7
Currency Lao Kip
Airports Luang Prabang International Airport (LPQ)

Where to eat and drink in Luang Prabang

Budget breakfastIf your hotel doesn't include breakfast you'll have no problem finding cafes in the tourist area.$1.35 - $2.41
Budget lunchLarge baguette sandwiches plus local Lao dishes are great bargains here.$1.93 - $3.38
Budget dinnerRestaurants along the western part of the strip will cost less than the posh places down the peninsula.$2.66 - $4.59
Beer (.64l bottle)Aside from a few bars and fancy restaurants, a large bottle of Beerlao is cheap everywhere.$0.97 - $1.69
Baguette sandwichLarge and delicious stuffed baguettes are a worthwhile highlight for budget travelers, especially for take-away.$0.87 - $1.35
Fresh fruit juiceMany vendors and restaurants make a variety of fresh juices on the spot.$0.43
CrepeOn the main tourist street you'll find French-style filled crepes made freshly and stuffed with sweet or savory toppings.$0.72
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When to visit Luang Prabang

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)

Luang Prabang Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:02am6:26pm
21 Jun5:13am6:58pm
21 Sep5:47am6:11pm
21 Dec6:15am5:48pm

Where to stay in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang Hotel Seasons

Luang Prabang Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar8.00 - 20.00
starstarstarstarstar13.00 - 45.00
starstarstarstarstar20.00 - 70.00
starstarstarstarstar54.00 - 135.00
starstarstarstarstar218.00 - 250.00
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Luang Prabang Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed5.00 - 6.00

Getting around Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang Transport prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center2.68 - 2.90
3km tuk-tuk ride1.16 - 1.50
Slow boat to Huay Xai10.62
Bus to Vang Vieng8.21
Bus to Vientiane7.24
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Where to go before and after