The ultimate tourist destination of Laos’s country as well as of Southeast Asia is one of the ancient and beautiful places named Luang Prabang. Luang Prabang is situated in Northern Laos and lies in the middle of the valley around Mekong and Namkhan River. Luang Prabang was the royal city of previous kingdoms of Laos and the city has many spectacular glances of culture and tradition.
Luang Prabang is considered to be the first city of Laos, which was counted to UNESCO world heritage and cultural site. The historical temples of Buddha, ancient and huge statue of Buddha and Hindu Lord Shiva, large waterfalls, high mountains, green valleys and beeches having snowy sand and crystal clear water of oceans, and mouthwatering and delicious Laotian food, and the favorite place for adventure lovers, what else a tourist can expect. These things are just a little explanation of Luang Prabang, let’s take a close look at some special and best destination of Luang Prabang:-
Namkhan Eco Farm:
Namkhan Eco-farm is an organic farm as well as an educational and training center, which is stated in Luang Prabang. The eco-farm is located 2km outside of Luang Prabang, and parallel with Namkhan River. Namkhan eco-farm supports biodiversity and produces tropical fruits, spices, herbs, and vegetables. This is a lovely tourist destination because Namkhan eco-farm provides volunteer facility, so you can visit here, stay here and can learn many things related to organic and permaculture farming and agriculture. This is a world-wide project connecting with several countries.
The Tourist does this as a first thing after reaching in Luang Prabang, and that is climbing on Mount Phousi. You will have to walk up on 355 steps for watching the mind-blowing and top view on Phousi Mountain. The picturesque view from Mount Phousi is perfect for your camera; the views are awesome and give an inner relaxation to your mind and soul. You can also visit Phousi temple, which is located on the top of Mount Phousi.
Utopia bar is a sightseeing place which is located on the banks of Namkhan River. The place is quite cozy and comfortable; tourists love to visit here because you can enjoy a different kind of beverages and drinks. If you are tired then it is the best opportunity to take rest. The front view of Namkhan River looks great, as well as the friendly staff of utopia bar will amuse you in such way.
If you are visiting in Laos, then your trip won’t be completed until you taste the traditional Laotian cuisine, and you must know that it is a little bit difficult to find out a perfect Lao restaurant. You will fall in love with Laotian dishes like Buffalo noodles and lemon chicken with gravy. The spices and herbs are pure and organic, which will remind you the Chinese and Asian taste. One of the popular Laotian places for food is Tamarind restaurant, try this once.
Mekong River is said to be the important River of Laos, as well as of Luang Prabang. The whole Laos country’s trade and cultivation depend on Mekong River. You can enjoy the boating in the Mekong, and see the beautiful surrounding views. A boating experience will be the best way to know the heartbeat of Laos’s country, and you can also know the villagers and fisherman’s routine.
Luang Prabang is gifted by Nature because here you will find the rest of your life. The place is not so big and advanced but if you are seeking for relaxation and a calm environment then you must not miss Luang Prabang.