Promotion of tourism

Cultural expressions

Luang Prabang’s atmosphere feeds on various cultural expressions, such as the outdoor market in the historic center of the city where small traders come to sell their handicrafts, tools, vegetables and local fabrics, etc.



For all these reasons, the Lao Government has promoted Luang Prabang as the Center of cultural and natural tourism for the northern region of Lao PDR. Each year, thousands of national and international tourists visit Luang Prabang to participate in numerous centuries-old festivals such as Lao New Year, the end of Buddhist lent the boat race festival, etc. Local population celebrates with fervor, traditional rites (morning alms to monks, baci ceremony, etc…).

The number of tourists increased consistently and will continue to be rising in the coming years.




During three consecutive years, 2006, 2007, 2008, Luang Prabang was elected “World Top City” as a favorite destination for tourists by the British magazine Wanderlust, and again, this award was assigned to us in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019

Luang Prabang World Heritage Office