The city of Luang Prabang in Laos is situated at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers. Up until the Communist takeover of 1975, it was also the capital city of Luang Prabang Province. Today, it is one of the more popular Laos vacation destinations and is a popular favorite of individuals who travel internationally to taste the different cuisines of the world. You will find the majority of the dining opportunities along the roads of the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers as well as Sisavangvong Road.
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Here is a list of some of the recommended restaurants of Luang Prabang to consider dining at when visiting this historical Laotian city:
Blue Lagoon Restaurant – located adjacent to the National Museum, the restaurant is renowned for the some of the finest local cuisine and also a number of tasty Swiss classics. The fresh salads are delicious and there is also a variety of snacks to choose from.
Lao Lao Garden – the bar/restaurant format that is attractively designed and known for its excellent Lao-style barbeque with a twist – you get to prepare your meal and cook it on a barbeque that is mounted in the center of your table. Don’t look for a quiet setting to enjoy your dinner at this restaurant as it gets crowded and loud when the live music is playing during the evenings.
Nava Mekong Dining Cruise – Luang Prabang’s most exquisite and favorite dining cruise of the Mekong River. Many locals recommend Nava Mekong Dining cruise as one of several excellent dining opportunities to enjoy when visiting Luang Prabang.
Rosella Fusion Restaurant – the restaurant is clean and the food is well cooked. This is a small, hole-in-the-wall location so if you blink, you’re going to miss it. The locals will tell you that you will find the best steaks in the entire city at this restaurant and some great cocktails to accompany that steak dinner.
Sala Café – a great place to eat if you want to enjoy an excellent view of the Nam Khan River while having your meal. You can dine on this bar/restaurant’s open-air terrace for a more enjoyable dining experience. The house specialties here feature French, Laotian, and Vietnamese cuisine. It is a bit pricey, but well worth the quality of the meal you receive.
For a cheap treat you might want to try one of the many street market food stalls that you find in the shopping areas of the city. The mouth watering local delicacies can be quite a change for the taste buds as the amalgamation of the different meats and spices can be a different treat.
Hotels in Luang Prabang
Resort The Luang Say Residence
Average Price: €127
Average Rating: 10
Resort Le Palais Juliana
Average Price: €95
Average Rating: 8
Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel
Average Price: €147
Average Rating: 8