Enjoy your visit to Luang Prabang in luxury, style and comfort at the Apsara Rive Droite Hotel. The nine rooms are large, spacious, airy and glamorous with large fully equipped bathrooms, complete with separate shower and bath.
All rooms have wooden floors, a king size double bed with western mattress, air con and fans, safes, a mini bar, hair dryers, phones, and views of the temples and mountains of Luang Prabang. Facilities include a restaurant, spa and outdoor swimming pool. Four of the rooms have a day bed that can very easily be made up into a single bed, if needed.
Connected to the town centre by our own boat, the Apsarian Queen, it’s easy to get right into the heart of town. The Apsarian Queen operates on demand, daytime, and night time until 10pm.
During the dry season ( November to May) a pedestrian bamboo bridge is constructed 5 mins walk away from the hotel which allows quick access into town. Bicycles are also available and you can pedal quickly into town using the nearby “Two wheels two legs only” bridge.
Alms giving is also a special experience in the village of The Apsara, Rive Droite. Although a much smaller procession than that in town, it has a real local flavour and is less affected by the numbers of tourists.
Staying at The Apsara Rive Droite, you can spend the morning going to the temples, shopping or just exploring the side lanes and enjoy an afternoon in luxurious idleness by the pool. The restaurant is open for all day dining, offering a fresh and delicious poolside or dining menu for those wishing to eat in.
“Authenticity is not duplication of the past. It is learning from the past, discovering depth and details that are new to us. “
The Paste restaurant, received a Michelin Star in the 2019 for the 2nd year in a row, in the Michelin Guide Bangkok Edition. Creative Plant-Based Lao FoodThis is historical Lao food, with the layered flavor and texture for which Paste has been acclaimed.
In keeping with Paste’s award winning formula, Paste Lao Food is built on the recipes of the great Phia Sing, adhering 80% to his authentic historical Lao recipes, while employing 20% creativity to layer and shape the dishes into modern masterpieces.
The experience at Paste Lao Food is authentic. We inject art and creativity into the form of the dishes, with careful selection of high quality ingredients and preparation techniques. Please feel free to have a look, and we hope to see you soon.
Every morning the monks and novices leave the temple just after sunrise to collect alms from the people. This is a special tradition in Luang Prabang where the concentration of temples is very high in the heritage town centre.
It is not necessary for you to participate in the alms giving and it is encouraged you show respect towards those who are. Also when visiting temples shoulders should be covered and respectable clothes worn. Even around town it is considered disrespectful to be wearing no shirt.
The Waterfalls around Luang Prabang are one of the must-do Activities. Enjoy your day at Kuang Si or Tad Sae Waterfalls, swim in the natural pools with turquoise water and experience the exotic jungle.
Both Kuang Si and Tad Sae are reachable by Tuktuk or motorbike (1 hour drive). Right next to Kuang Si Waterfalls you also find a Bear Rescue Center and the Butterfly Center. All of these activities are also very suitable to do with kids
PAK OU CAVE
One of the most holy sites in Laos. In several caves you will find over 4000 Buddha icons and statues. Pak Ou Cave is only accessible by boat on the Mekong, which takes roughly 1 hour from Luang Prabang.
This trip can be combined with other activities, such as a visit to the Lao-Lao-Village (where the local “Whiskey” is made).
The holy mountain in the center of town offers a spectacular view over Luang Prabang. It is best visited at sunrise or sunset.
Don’t underestimate the steep stairs! It can be a very sweaty way up, but the view is worth it. There are two ways up, one in front of the National Museum and one along the Nam Khan River.