UXO Laos Information Centre
Behind a manicured new park lies the sobering UXO Laos Information Centre. Visiting here helps to get a grip on the devastation Laos...
Wat That Luang
Traditionally the cremation site for Lao royalty, legend has it that Wat That Luang was originally established by Ashokan missionaries...
Wat Pha Mahathat
Wat Pha Mahathat is named for a venerable Lanna-style stupa erected in 1548. The 1910 sǐm in front has carved wooden windows and...
If the fresh fish isn't delivered there might not be much sushi on the menu. However, a delicious range of other Japanese favourites...
Th Pha Mahapatsaman · interesting places nearby
Wat Manorom information
Winding lanes to the west lead to Wat Manorom, set amid frangipani trees just outside what were once the city walls (now invisible). This is possibly the oldest temple site in Luang Prabang and the sǐm contains a sitting 6m-tall bronze Buddha originally cast in 1372. During the 1887 devastation the statue was hacked apart but surviving elements were reconstituted in 1919 and in 1971 the missing limbs were replaced with concrete falsies covered in gold leaf.