Family and Kids in Luang Prabang

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Wat Sen

    Family and Kids

    Wat Sensoukaram, also known as Wat Sen, literally translates into “Temple of 100,000 treasures” as it was built using 100,000 stones from the Mekong River. This temple was built by King Kitsarath in the 18th century and is one of the most visited temples of Luang Prabang. Some monks contradict saying that the name actually derived as a donation of 100,000 kips was made to build this...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Luang Prabang Library

    Family and Kids

    Situated in the town of Luang Prabang is the Luang Prabang public library which aims at promoting reading among the kids and adults of the town of Luang Prabang as well as the many nearby villages. Most of the rural community of Laos is poor and cannot afford buying books and other reading material. This library is funded by the government of Laos along with a few foreign charities. The library...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Vat Visounarath

    Family and Kids

    Vat Visounarath is the oldest temple in Luang Prabang. The temple was originally built in 1512 by King Phothisarat. As a part of the restoration drive, the temple was re-built in 1898. The beautifully carved wooden railings are similar to that of the Vat Phou temple which is located in the southern part of Laos. Inside the temple is a huge, 2500-year-old bronze Buddha statue along with many oth...Read more
  4. Amazing Luang Prabang attraction for kids
    Chompet

    Family and Kids

    Across the river, close to the town of Luang Prabang is the rustic village of Chompet. The village is nestled between the jungle and the river and has a few beautiful wats and temples that offer some very peaceful and quiet surroundings. Some of the places to visit in Chompet are: Wat Chompet, located atop a hill, this temple offers some great views; Wat Long Khun, a temple complex that has a w...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Tad Thong Waterfall

    Family and Kids

    Tad Thong are a series of waterfalls located just outside the town of Luang Prabang. The falls are prominent during the rainy season and also offer a hike through the jungle and a chance to cool off in one of the natural and refreshing pools formed due to the waterfalls. A map is available at the entrance that will guide you through the trail which is well maintained and paved. There is a total...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Luang Prabang
    That Chomsi Stupa

    Family and Kids

    Located on the top of Mount Phousi is That Chomsi. This temple was built in 1804 during the rule of King Anourouth and is a symbol of Luang Prabang’s spiritual significance. Also situated near the temple is another temple called Tham Phousi Shrine which consists statues of a big–bellied Buddha and a reclining Buddha. That Chomsi Stupa offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the beauti...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Royal Theater

    Family and Kids

    A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1995, the Royal Theatre is famous for its magnificent architecture and heritage. Originally a reception hall, this theatre is situated to the left of the surrounding walls of the Royal Palace. This theatre is also called Phralak Phralam Theatre where hundreds of dancers and musicians perform and bring to life the Hindu epic, Ramayana. The show looks very grand...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Wat Nong Sikhounmuang

    Family and Kids

    Wat Nong Sikhounmuang, a Buddhist temple situated in the town of Luang Prabang, has one of the largest pagodas in Luang Prabang. This pagoda is designed richly in stencils and is inspired by the Vientiane architecture. The roof of this temple is gilded and is built in layers while the walls and pillars are covered in gold plated designs. You will surely be impressed by the grandeur of this temp...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Wat Aham

    Family and Kids

    Built in the year 1818. Wat Aham is a Buddhist temple and was built on a site of a much older temple that dated back to 1527. The temple of Wat Aham consists of a sim and two stupas. The temple worships both the cultures of Buddhism and spirit worshipers. Outside the temple are two very old Banyan trees that are home to Devata Luang which is considered the guardian spirits of the town of Luang ...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Wat Pa Phon Phao

    Family and Kids

    Wat Pa Phon Phao literally translates to "Peacefulness Temple" and is situated outside the town of Luang Prabang across the Nam Khan River. Wat Pa Phon Phao is situated among the mountains and is a forest meditation retreat that was once headed by Ajahn Saisamut, a well-known Lao Buddhist teacher. After his death in 1992, Ajahn Saisamut’s funeral procession was one of the largest in the h...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Wat Sop Sickharam

    Family and Kids

    Wat Sop Sickharam is situated in the heart of Luang Prabang and you will find gold, blue and green glazed stupa just inside its walls. This temple has some very intricate and traditional Buddhist architecture and you will see a lot of beautiful lanterns hanging at its entrance. Inside the temple, you will find a beautiful gold plated statue of Buddha and many other smaller statue and offerings....Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Wat Pa Huak

    Family and Kids

    Wat Pa Huak is one of the oldest wooden temples in Luang Prabang. This temple is situated just opposite the entrance of the Royal Palace Museums and at the foothills of Mount Phousi. The front door is gilded and carved as is the rest of the temple in red, gold and white. The temple is surrounded by beautiful plants and trees which makes it very picturesque. Inside, you will find original painti...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Wat Phaphay Image
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    Family and Kids

    Wat Phaphay, also known as the "Monastery of the [Thornless] Bamboo Forest", is a temple situated in the town of Luang Prabang. The temple was built by Phaya Si Mahanam in the year 1861 and derived its name from the previous existence of a bamboo forest on the site. The temple is located on the foothills of Mount Phousi and opposite of the main entry to the Palace Museum. The temple is built in...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Wat That Luang Image
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    Family and Kids

    Wat That Luang (Tat Luang) Rasamahavihane, also called the "Monastery of the Royal Stupa" is a wat that has been associated with the royalty of Luang Prabang. Legends believe that the monastery built on this site was visited by Buddhist missionaries sent by Asoka. Relics from the 12th century, which are believed to be originated in Thailand, have been uncovered at the site of this temple. The p...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Wat Manorom

    Family and Kids

    Wat Manorom, also popularly known as Vat Mano, is believed to be built in the 14th century though the exact date and year of its origin is still under dispute. The Sim has been destroyed and re-built many a times over the years due to the invasion by many kings. The present sim is considered to be one of the most attractive in Luang Prabang. The Buddha statue situated here in made in bronze and...Read more