Luang Prabang is a beautiful city located in tranquil dream-like setting with a fusion of foreign influences and splendid scenery, making this an idyllic, unspoiled and charming destination for visitors. It is no wonder this amazing city has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The ancient city was the former Royal Capital of Laos, with a reign of more than 63 kings over 600 years. Luang Prabang is known as the Thousand Pagoda City, there are countless intriguing architectural highlights in the sleepy and once royal capital.
Highlight of the tours
• Alms-Giving in the morning
• Lifestyles in the morning market lines a couple of quiet streets near the Royal Palace
• Visit infamous Royal Palace Museum, Wat Xiengthong, Wat Visoun and Mount Phousi
• Learn a great deal about the culture at the Art and Ethnology Centre
• The end at the famous Night Market
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Stop At: Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Province
Lifestyles in Luang Prabang every early morning to participate the alms-giving!
Early in the morning estimated time 05:30 AM you have the option and opportunity to rise early and participate in the daily morning ritual of Alms Giving, you will experience saffron-clad monks collecting offerings or Alms from faithful local residents. This tradition is unique to Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the daily procession.
After the alms-giving you will visit and experience the early morning fresh market. The morning markets are when locals do their shopping. Here you get a real flavor of the local culture. With Supermarkets few and far between through much of the region, the local markets are far superior for freshness and natural ingredients. The morning market lines a couple of quiet streets near the Royal Palace and along the citys Wats, the market starts early and is over by mid-morning. Butchers and some of the more touristy stalls have actual tables for their products., most vendors, sell many items from rice, fresh vegetables, steamed fish, frogs, and anything else considered to be the catch of the day. These are set up on the ground, an elegant cheap solution simple and effective. After fresh market return to your Hotel for your breakfast.
After your breakfast 08:30 AM the tour will begin with a visit to the infamous Royal Palace Museum. This is where you will see multiple artifacts from the Royal Period. After the stop at the museum, you will continue on to see some of the oldest temples in the area. These temples include the magnificent Wat Xiengthong, the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the amazing shrine of Wat Aham. During a visit to the Art and Ethnology Centre, you will learn a great deal about the culture and history of the diverse ethnic groups in Laos.
In the afternoon, you will climb to the top of Mount Phousi for beautiful panoramic views of the city. This is where you will be able to see the sacred gilded stupa and at the end of the day, you will see the breathtaking sunset over the Mekong River.
After descending the mountain, you will be able to stop at the famous Luang Prabang Night Market to find some unique and handmade textiles and handicrafts that are made by the local Laos people and the hill tribe people that surround Luang Prabang, after Night Market the end of tours.
Duration: 8 hours
Commences in:Luang Prabang, Laos
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