Luang Prabang was recently named in of the Top 7 places to visit in Asia, and in the Top 52 globally to visit in 2020 by Fodor’s. Every year in the Fodor’s Go List—and this is their ninth year of doing this—Fodors’ look forward to what’s next to come. The next it destination, the next big event, or simply the places to travel to next.
About Luang Prabang they write:
“In the quiet, northern reaches of Laos, Luang Prabang boasts a beautiful convergence of Laotian and French colonial architecture along with an abundance of Buddhist temples. Every morning, local monks traverse the city collecting alms from locals and visitors in a moving ceremony, and travelers with an interest in Buddhist traditions and art will find plenty of ways to keep busy in this sleepy town. The most impressive of the town’s many wats (temples), Wat Xieng Thong dates back to the 16th century and has survived numerous invasions over the centuries, while the equally antique Wat Visun houses an extensive collection of Buddhist statuary. At the heart of the old city is the Royal Palace, a royal abode-turned-museum full of period decor and royal ephemera; it’s worth sticking around for an evening Ramayana performance by the Royal Ballet Theatre. Don’t miss the chance to take a sunset stroll through the Night Market, which materializes every evening along the main thoroughfare. Here you’ll find a hodgepodge of artisan goods and Laos-themed tchotchkes along with all sorts of street food vendors serving up everything from curries to coconut donuts.”
Sounds interesting? Check out some more of our stories on Luang Prabang here.