Team Building in Luang Prabang Laos
Luang Prabang as your team building and MICE destination
Luang Prabang is the former capital of Laos and the center of culture and religion of Laotian people, with monasteries, monuments, traditional costumes, old French houses and beautiful scenery.
Every year, Luang Prabang attracts thousands of both domestic and international tourists, especially during its yearly celebration called Pimai Lao (or Laos New Year) in mid April. The people are hospitable, the atmosphere is typical, and the cultures are unspoiled. In 1996, Luang Prabang was voted as the World Heritage site.
Encircled by mountains, and set 700m above sea level at the confluence of the Nam Khan (Khan River) and the Mekong River, Luang Prabang is now Laos’ foremost tourist showpiece.
Luang Prabang is a World Heritage listed town in the northern part of Laos is Southeast Asia. it is situated on the confluence of two major rivers, namely The Mekong and The Kham. Luang Prabang has long been a favourite with backpackers but in the last few years has become a more mainstream destination for more sophisticated travellers in search of a touch of soft adventure. For more information, visit our hotel partner page here.
What to do?
If time is limited, top priority should go to the old city, marked by UNESCO as a 'historic preservation zone'. You can tour the sights, from vibrant Dala Market to Wat Xieng Thong, one of the oldest and largest temples in the town. Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham is worth a visit, especially at dusk when you are likely to hear the murmuring chants of monks praying. Next to Wat Mai is the Royal Palace Museum, which is housed in a mansion that was once the royal palace. It's interesting to see how humble and sparsely royal families once lived.
Standing like a guardian above Luang Prabang is the Phou Si Hill, surrounded by smaller temples at the lower level. A 15-minute climb to the summit leads to That Comsi, a stupa where some royal remains are kept. Sun rise or sunset is the best time to visit Phou Si. The views of the town, the Mekong River and its tributary, the Khan River, and the surrounding mountains are most striking at this vantage point.
Also, enjoy some of the sights around Luang Phabang by taking a boat up the Mekong River and contemplating the hundreds of Buddhas within the holy Pak Ou caves, or travelling south through the surrounding hills to one of the area's two major waterfalls, Kuang Si and Tad Se. Luang Nam Tha is a good base for trekking and river trips, although the town itself doesn't have much to offer.
Make sure you soak up the town's languid atmosphere by wandering the streets of the old quarter at dawn, when the town's legion of monks receive alms, or at dusk, when the air fills with otherworldly chants wafting from the temples.