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Top 8 must see in Luang Prabang. LAOS 🇱🇦

There are a lot of top things to do in Luang Prabang, and each one is more memorable than the last.

Luang Prabang is one of the most recommended destinations if you have decided to travel to Laos for tourism. It is a very religious and quiet city, although at night, the Luang Prabang night market comes alive and there is much more atmosphere..

Top 8 must see:

Kuang Si Falls : Best waterfalls

A special and highly recommended place to visit would be the Kuang Si Falls. The falls are part of a small natural environment where we can swim, eat in some picnic areas and visit a bear recovery center.

They are the perfect place to take a bath and relieve ourselves from the humid and sticky heat of Luang Prabang. Next to each turquoise pool there are signs that indicate whether or not bathing is allowed.

The Kuang Si Falls are open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the price is 20,000 Kips per person. 7

The famous night market

The night market is located on Sisavangvong Road. It is one of the liveliest in all of Southeast Asia: you can see from stalls selling hats made of rice paper, clothing, handicrafts, etc…
An important reason to visit the night market is that some beach bars and street stalls are set up that are dedicated to tempting tourists and locals with an irrefutable buffet offer. It’s really cheap and you can try everything. They also have a wide range of artisan sweets with different flavors that are delicious. Dining there is a highly recommended experience!

Hike up to Mount Phou Si

One of the best things to see and do in Luang Prabang is to climb the steps to the top of Phou Si Mountain, a 100-meter-high mountain that sits right in the center of the city. Once at the top, incredible views of the Wat That Chomsi temple, the Mekong River and all the nature that embraces Luang Prabang await you.

Royal Palace

A unique and special place would be the Royal Palace, where the Laotian monarchy once resided when Luang Prabang was the capital. Currently, the site houses the National Museum (entrance around €2) with objects that belonged to the royal family, such as a room for special gifts and gifts from other kings. You can also see a private collection of cars from the time or the throne room, which is spectacular, and the Wat Haw Pha Bang temple that guards the figure of the Buddha Pha Bang that gives the city its name and that, according to legend, was brought Sri Lankan. Both this temple and the rest of the outer enclosure can be freely visited (the ticket is for the museum).

Buddhist temples

We already told you that Luang Prabang hides many Buddhist temples among its tree-lined streets. It will be difficult for you to see them all, but you can’t miss at least these: Wat Xieng Thong, probably the most beautiful of all with a spectacular golden facade; the Wat May Souvannapoumaram; the Wat Wisunarat; and the Wat Xieng Mouane. We recommend that you choose a whole day to see these temples and enjoy the magical streets that lead you to them.

Kieng Men village

Luang Prabang sits on one bank of the Mekong and on the other side is the tiny village of Kieng Men: if you want to get to know it and enjoy a rural and quiet corner, you just have to get on a little boat that for a few cents and in a few minutes will take you to the other side. On that other bank of the Mekong there are also interesting places to discover, such as the Wat Xiang Maen and Wat Tham Sakkalin temples (with a cave that can be visited) or Wat Jom Phet on top of a promontory with beautiful views of Luang Prabang.

Sunset view point

Sunset view point”, a moment for you. The best thing is to get yourself a cold Lao beer beforehand and sit on the stairs that overlook the river, or choose to go to a terrace-bar that you will find on the same street. As a third option (and perhaps the most attractive) we have a sunset cruise on the Mekong, most romantic! You know, you can negotiate it there with a local boatman/agency.

Pak Ou Caves

And finally, we advise you to do another excursion, traveling up the Mekong river. The one that will take you in a boat to the Pak Ou caves, also known as the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas, because inside there are many statuettes, gifts from the pilgrims who came there. We propose this complete excursion (with a stop at what is known as the Whiskey Village for its famous production of laolao rice whisky).

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Paradise is in Thailand: Ko Chang and Koh Kood 🇹🇭

Thailand has two beautiful jewels!

Is a country in Southeast Asia. It is famous for its tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins, and temples adorned with Buddha figures.

It is called the country of smiles and is one of the most hospitable and warm countries in all of Southeast Asia.

There are many islands in Thailand that are worth seeing and spending a few days. If you are looking to see the most beautiful sunsets you should visit Ko Chang and if you want to swim in the most crystal clear waters in all of Thailand you cannot miss the island of Koh Kood. These two islands are very close to each other and it is a perfect plan to visit them both at the same time. We recommend that you first visit Koh Chang for about 4 days and then Koh Kood for 3 days. These two islands still maintain the essence of what Thailand is since they are not as touristy as, for example, Phuket or Koh Samui, but the good thing is that they have many plans to do and have fun. Below we explain what to visit in these two jewels of Thailand.

KOH CHANG

Koh Chang or the elephant island in Thai, is located just over 300 km from Bangkok and is an ideal destination to start discovering the islands of Thailand or even to end your trip through the country with a last beach stop.  Located in the province of Trat, Koh Chang is the second largest island in the country, after Phuket.  Although it is close to Bangkok, it still maintains that touch of a quiet island to spend a few days relaxing, enjoying the sun, the sea and discovering all the wonders that the island hides.

It is a quiet island but with a lot of life. If you are looking for a place to relax and see the best sunsets in Thailand, this is your island. We were surprised when we visited it for the first time since it is not very touristy. We can say that Ko Chang is one of the most complete and magical islands we have seen. It has everything you need to enjoy it, beaches with crystal clear waters, waterfalls, jungle, temples, night market, restaurants of different nationalities, good hotels and excursions of all kinds. Here below we give you some recommendations so that you can enjoy it to the fullest.

Things to Do !

– Visit Bang Bao Beach: It is a very quiet beach with a lagoon behind that you can navigate.

– Visit Kai Bae Beach: One of the most spectacular beaches on the island with almost 2.5 km of white sand. The ideal place to get lost.

– Visit White Sand Beach: The most touristic beach on the island and where most of the resorts are concentrated.

– Visit Than Mayom Waterfall:

With its 4 levels, Than Mayom Waterfall is the most important waterfall on Koh Chang.

– Visit The Wat Klong Prao. The most important temple on the island and the venue for the Songkran and Loi Kratong festivals.

– Visit War Memorial Monument: Just to the south of the island we can find the War Memorial Monument dedicated to all those who fell in the Franco-Thai war that took place in 1941.

 Diving in Koh Chang: The main diving centers are located in the southeast of the island and its main diving spots are within the Mu Koh Chang Marine Natural Park.

KOH KOOD

It is known to be a paradise island. Its crystal clear waters and soft sand define it as a unique place to relax. It is not a very touristic island since it is not as well known as Phuket or Koh Samui, this makes it more virgin and with few infrastructures. In any case, it has a wide range of medium-high level hotels. Koh Kood offers many activities to do such as diving, exploring the island by motorcycle, kayaking, fishing, visiting waterfalls and excursions through its jungle, these are some of the many things you can do on the island, and the best thing is to bathe in its waters. crystalline. One plus point is that it is also close to Koh Chang which is a bigger island with lots to do. We recommend spending a few days on each island and enjoying Thailand in two different ways.

Things To Do !

Visit the beaches:

– Ao Klong Chao: Located on the west coast, it is the most famous beach on the island and with the most variety of accommodation.

– Bang Bao: Calm beach with crystal clear waters is well known for its good snorkeling.

– Ao Phrao: Located to the south west of the island, it is a quiet bay with a spectacular beach, perhaps the most beautiful on the island.

– Snorkeling: Take a boat trip where you can see the seabed of Koh Kood. In this excursion food and drinks are included. There are several stops, on a Virgin Island, another to snorkel, see an area where there are statues at the bottom of the sea next to a beautiful coral. This excursion is the best of the island and you cannot miss it.: Take a boat trip where you can see the seabed of Koh Kood. In this excursion food and drinks are included. There are several stops, on a Virgin Island, another to snorkel, see an area where there are statues at the bottom of the sea next to a beautiful coral. This excursion is the best of the island and you cannot miss it. We recommend the company BB Dive for this excursion.

– Visit Khlong Chao Waterfall.

The most famous waterfall on the island. Located near Ao Klogn Chao, it is ideal to take a good bath and cool off when visiting the island by motorcycle. There is also the Khlong Yai Ki Waterfall, located in the northern part of the island, it is also ideal for a good swim in its natural pool.

– Kayaking on the Khlong Chao River.

This small river that will flow into the bay of Khlong Chao is perfect for practicing a bit of kayaking. You can even go sailing to the vicinity of Khlong Chao Waterfall.

– Visit the fishing village Ban Salad. It is ideal to enjoy a good fish or seafood. It has a wide variety of restaurants where you can choose for yourself the product you want to be cooked for.

– Relax: Koh Kood is a quiet island where you can find local restaurants in the middle of nature, you can enjoy good food, cocktails and watch the stars. Enjoy it and relax!

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