For reasons that are soon become apparent, Luang Prabang is often described as the 'Jewel in Laos Crown'. Even though the town is well and truly on the tourist trail, it has nonetheless managed to preserve its natural splendor and inherent charm, exuding a missed-out-on-modernization vibe.

The majority of the city's sights can be reached on foot, so getting a map and making your way to the many temples (33 to be exact) is a good way to soak up the surroundings and observe the way of the Lao people, and the large monk community. The wonder of the ancient temples is apparent at first glance; the gentle and unassuming nature of the locals, given the chance, will also leave a lasting impression.

Luang Prabang in northern Laos is one of the prettiest little cities you can visit in the world. Situated along the Mekong River, this romantic, laid-back destination full of beautiful Buddhist temples is sprinkled with French colonial architecture and offers delicious food, great outdoor markets, small boutique shops and plenty of great hotels for all budgets.

If you are lucky enough to go, here are the top things to do in Luang Prabang we recommend experiencing there:

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