In Luang Prabang, there is something for everyone. Culture and history buffs can visit the Royal Palace Museum, learn how to weave or explore the town’s 34 UNESCO protected wats. For nature lovers and adventurers, picture swimming in turquoise blue waterfalls, trekking to local villages, riding elephants and kayaking down rivers. Gourmands will delight in discovering the exciting flavours of Lao cuisine with our market tour and private cooking class at Maison Souvannaphoum. In the evening, indulge in “The Feast of the Prince,” our signature 10-dish Lao tasting menu.
Finally, Luang Prabang has been a spiritual centre for Buddhism for centuries and is home to approximately 1,000 novices and monks. Rise early to hear them chant ancient sutras and take to the streets for tak bat or morning alms, a beautiful Buddhist tradition.
There are several facilities and services available at Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel:
- Swimming pool surrounded by lush tropical garden, loungers and outdoor rinse off shower
- Elephant Blanc Restaurant, Room Service and poolside dining
- Complimentary WIFI throughout the hotel, Internet station
- Angsana Spa in a private garden, a sala for relaxation overlooking a pond
- Private yoga class available upon request
- Angsana Gallery shop
- Pétanque court
- Tour desk/concierge
- Meeting facilities, available upon request
Nestled in the dramatic mountains of northern Laos, situated on the mighty Mekong river, is Luang Prabang, a town of stunning beauty and spiritual grace. It was the royal capital of Laos between the 16th and 19th century.
In 1995, the town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, protecting the 34 temples, a vast system of natural ponds and 443 civic buildings – including Maison Souvannaphoum. A walk through the streets of Luang Prabang is like stepping back in time. It’s an outstanding and well-preserved example of the fusion between traditional Lao and European colonial architecture.
But Luang Prabang is more than just the buildings. The town embodies a spiritual grace where Buddhism, peace and harmony are a way of life. At dawn, watch as hundreds of monks in bright tangerine robes walk through the streets collecting morning alms. Don’t be surprised if you hear the thunder of drums from a wat or come across a temple resonating with the sound of monks chanting ancient sutras.
List of Activities
Journey 25 km up the Mekong River to explore mysterious Pak Ou Cave, a site full of ancient Buddha statues.
Kuang Si Waterfall is a highlight of Luang Prabang. A picture perfect 50-metre cascade tumbles down from the jungle, feeding a series of falls and turquoise swimming holes.
Every evening, the main street turns into one of the best handicraft markets in Southeast Asia. Maison Souvannaphoum is only a 5-minute walk from the night market.