Half Day Luang Prabang Heritage City & Cultural Tour

Pick up from Luang Prabang
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Tour Code: LPQ-36 Duration: Approx 4 Hours

Explore Laos like never before by visiting a range of historical sites, local villages and revel in the calm and soothing nature.

Highlights:

  • Explore the Quaint Royal Palace Museum that was the Former Home for the Royal Family
  • Admire the Remarkable Architecture of the Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Wisunarat that have been Around for Centuries
  • Learn the Art of Weaving from the Local Villagers at Ban Xang Khong and Ban Xieng Lek

Tour Description:

Your journey to explore the wonders of Laos begins with a trip to the quaint Royal Palace Museum, that was previously a home for the royal family when it was built in 1940 for King Sisavangvong after a former palace was destroyed by invaders back in the 19th century. After the communists rose to power in 1975, the palace was converted to a museum and was eventually opened in 1995 after renovation. Take a step back in time as you explore the stunning architecture and interior of the Royal Palace Museum, some of which may even be dated back to the colonial era and the Lane Xang Kingdom and then to the current times. Catch the sight of a wide array of exhibits, which includes the weapons, religious artefacts, statues and many more!

Explore the utmost enchanting temples that exude outstanding beauty called the Wat Xieng Thong, which brings historic importance as the Wat Xieng Thong illustrates the intricate Luang Prabang style and the temple is decorated with an abundance of Buddha deities statues and also a funeral carriage that is 12-meter high. The temple is still being used as the site for the coronation of Laos king and also other festivities. The original Wat Xieng Thong was constructed in the 16th century and it has even survived a couple of invasions before it was remodelled in the 1960s. Traverse to the striking Wat Wisunarat that is one of the oldest temples in Laos, which dates back to 1513. The Wat Wisunarat is the home of a wide range of religious artefacts and valued items that represent both the royal family and Buddhism. The shape of temple resulted in the Wat Wisunarat being known as the ‘The Watermelon Stupa’.

Venture a few kilometres away from Luang Prabang to a quaint weaving village called Ban Xang Khong that is known for producing beautiful textiles. Discover the process of making silk by understanding the olden technique of ikat process for fabric dyeing and also obtaining silk thread from the silkworm. Then, you will visit the Ban Xieng Lek that is situated 2 kilometres away from Luang Prabang where you will have a chance to see the locals make Posa papers and weave traditional textiles.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation within 4 days prior to the tour date: 100% of total package payment incurred.

Pick-Up Time:

  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am

What's Included:

  • Return Transfers
  • English-speaking Guide
  • Transportation in Air-Con Vehicle
  • Admission Fees

What's Not Included:

  • Any Items Not Mentioned
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips

Additional Information:

  • Transfer duration above are estimated and subject to traffic and weather condition, and not inclusive of any sightseeing tours
  • Please adhere to strict pick-up time punctuality. Tour operators may forfeit tours for travellers if no-show during the stipulated time
  • Registered name of the traveller must be corresponding with photograph documentation (Example: Passport). Tour operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveller fails to provide photographed documentation of their own
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