5 things to do in Luang Prabang, Laos

In September 2018, I went to Luang Prabang, one of the most fascinating cities all over the world.

I found many awesome things there- This is just a my review but I would like to share some of my favorite things in Luang Prabang.

1. Enjoy Luang Prabang view from Pusi hill
Pusi hill is one of the symbols of Luang Prabang city.
Located the center of Luang Prabang, so you will find it earsily and get a beautiful view of the city from there.

If you go there, please note – there’s not many lights, so you should go up before sunset and get off the hill until it is dark completely. The light by iphone might not be sufficient.

No admission fee is needed. There is no reason to skip this spot when you go to Luang Prabang!

2. Try to eat local Lao food
This is one of my main purposes for travel – eating!!
Do not forget to try local food in Laos, for example Beer Lao, Khao Soi, Larp and so on.

Larp and Beer Lao Gold


You can also enjoy French-styled sandwich. Laos had been a colony of France between 1893 – 1949, and French styled bread was brought in this period.

3. Stroll in night market
In Luang Prabang, big night market is held every day, from 19:00-22:00.
Lao people are so moderate and agreeable. You never feel disagreeable while you stroll in the night market, because they are not so commercially minded. If you want something, you should try to negotiate the price with them. Talking with local people is the best way to know the place for me. This is how to enjoy night market.

4. Feel relax by having massage
While you are in Luang Prabang, do not forget to have massages by experienced massagers.
The price of foot massage is from 50 kips(about 7USD), so worthy to have it!

wash your feet before having massage


5. Do feel like being local person
Luang Prabang is a unique city.
You feel a pang of nostalgia, although you go there for the first time.
I don’t know the reason why I feel so, but I guess that the local people welcome the tourists warmly as their neighbors.
You can offer a donation to the monks like local person.
You can chill out along Mekong river side like local person.
You can greet “Sabaidee” to locals like local person.

There is no place to do such things all over the world I think.