Luang Prabang is one of the jewels of Indochina, recognised by UNESCO in 1995 as it was given the status of a World Heritage Site. The ancient royal city is surrounded by mountains and dense jungle, with the peninsula nestled between the confluence of the mighty Mekong and Khan River. Taking centre stage in the city is Mount Phousi- with stunning views of the surrounding temples and hills.
Luang Prabang is a city where time moves at a relaxed and steady pace and as part of the UNESCO plan, new buildings have been limited and development must retain and respect the traditional architecture. Luang Prabang is quaint and tranquil, just about everywhere can be reached by foot.