Luang Prabang is the jewel in Laos’ crown.
Located only a short stroll from the main intersection of the town, and not far from the tourist information center it is a remnant of the French influence on this tiny township.
From the tourist office in the center of town, turn left at the main intersection and then the first right down a nameless street which serves as the morning market.
It is free to wander the grounds of the now defunct Lao Royal Family home with a small entrance fee if you want to go inside the main building.
Here you will find a cute little temple, numerous buddha status and outside the walls in the neighboring compound where the residential facilities are, a number of stupas.
Whilst there are a variety of different dining options available on the main street, we highly recommend choosing places that have a ‘less polished’ look about them.