Forest Temples - Luang Prabang

Forest Temples

Discover the Charm of Laos
A Trip to the Forest Temples.


If you long to escape the hustle and bustle of the town and immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature, then a trip to the forest temples located on the other side of the Mekong River is a must-do. The best way to reach them is by scooter. A short ferry ride, turn right from the main street and you're at the beginning of the trail leading to these hidden treasures nestled amidst the greenery.

On your left, you will pass a charming Wat Xieng Maen in the village, where you can also admire the boats prepared for the boat racing festival. Then, a narrow concrete road will lead you further, passing by several secluded forest temples hidden in the thick of the jungle. You will also come across caves hiding their secrets.

During this trip, you will feel the true atmosphere of Laos and have the opportunity to admire the beautiful Luang Prabang from a completely different perspective, from the other side of the Mekong.

Here are a few tips to help you plan your trip:
• Choose a motorbike or a bike as your means of transportation - it provides freedom and flexibility.
• Bring a map or use GPS navigation to avoid getting lost on the narrow paths.
• Dress appropriately for the weather conditions and bring enough water with you.
• Remember to be respectful in places of worship.
• Stop by in the Island View Café and enjoy the magnificent view.
• Enjoy the peace and quiet of nature and feel the magic of Laos!

Additional Information:
• Scooters can be rented in Luang Prabang.
• Ferries run regularly between Luang Prabang and the villages on the other side of the Mekong.
• Admission to temples is free, but small donations are welcome.
• In some temples, you can meet monks who will be happy to tell you about the history and significance of these places.