The most popular place to visit in Laos, Luang Prabang is an historic city that once served as the capital of the Kingdom of Laos. Located at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, the city has numerous Buddhist temples and monasteries, with monks walking through the city collecting alms in the morning. There are several waterfalls nearby, some of which offer elephant rides to visitors.
The Kuang Si Falls is a three tier waterfall about 29 kilometres (18 mi) south of Luang Prabang. These waterfalls are a favourite side trip for tourists in Luang Prabang.
Mount Phou Si is a 100m high hill in the centre of the old town of Luang Prabang. It lies in the heart of the old town peninsula and is bordered on one side by the Mekong River and on the other side by the Nam Khan River. The hill is a local religious site, and houses several Buddhist shrines.
Wat Xieng Thong, located on the northern tip of the peninsula of Luang Phrabang, Laos, is one of the most important of Lao monasteries and remains a significant monument to the spirit of religion, royalty and traditional art.
Wat Hosian Voravihane is a Buddhist temple or wat in Luang Prabang, Laos.