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The activities currently available in Laos are usually related to visiting the most common tourist attractions, such as well-know temples, and natural areas near waterfall, rivers or mountains that are relatively easily accessible
The tourist attraction in the town of Luang Prabang are the wats ( Buddhist temples, 29 in total), the museum which was once the Royal Palace, Mount Phou si and the atmosphere of the city ifself.



Around of Luang Prabang the following sites are of notes



Wat Xieng Thong
With its golden facades and mural paintings, Wat Xieng Thong is a masterpiece of 16th century Buddhist architecture. The temple was used for the highest royal ceremonies and to temporarily house the bodies of the deceased kings



Kuangsi Waterfall
A waterfall with dramitc lime deposits which is reached mos often by road, usually by tuk tuk or mini bus. The water fall is 35 km from Luang Prabang town. A second route to the waterfall has also opened, with travel by rad to Long Lao Village ( 30 km  from Luang Prabang) followed by a walk through the water catchment to the falls. Return to Luang Prabang can be by boat on the Mekong, and some tourism operators offer this option. Long Lao  and the villages along the othr road to Kuang Si will be designated as tourism villages in the future and feature the attraction of the local cutrures the Lao Loum, Lao Theung(khamu) and Lao Sung (Hmong)





Pak Ou Caves or Tham Ting
A grotto with hundred of devotional Buddha images inside it, and which can be reached by slow boat or tuk tuk. There are several nearby villages which tourists can visit that each have their own specialized industry( making rice wine, ceramic, weaving, and blacksmithing)





Pha Nom Village

A well known village for its weaving, and is 2 km outside of town. Phanom Village is the only village currently designated for tourism. Near Phanom village is the grave of Henri Mouhot, which can be visited by car, bicycle or by tourists travelling on foot



Tad Sae
A stepped waterfall with lime deposits 15 km form Luang Prabang which can be visited by care and a short boat trip





Nong Kiao

140 km for Luang Praban and Muang Ngoi Gau ( 1 hour further by boat up Nom Ou river) are area visited for their impressive natural surrounding













 
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