Welcome: the back of this tuk-tuk says it all
One well-known travel guide raves over Luang Prabang, describing it as one of the loveliest cities in the region. A good but winding road goes all the way from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang, taking about 6 hours.
Residential areas of Luang Prabang
Most travellers see only the urban area of Luang Prabang, and rarely venture into the residential areas which are more picturesque and traditional.
Row of hotels
Luang Prabang is experiencing a tourist boom. Almost every building is either a hotel or restaurant. It's a small town, and a rented bicycle is the ideal way to explore the nooks and corners of this northern city close to Chinese border in Yunnan.