Located just 10 minutes' drive from the historic city of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rosewood Luang Prabang is set within a thickly forested setting blessed with natural water features including a meandering river and waterfall. Guests can choose between relaxing at this rural retreat, savoring the quiet charms of nature, or taking a short drive into town and exploring the picturesque streets on foot or by bicycle. Surrounded on two sides by rivers, the peninsula—once the royal capital of the country—is home to remarkably well preserved heritage architecture from French colonial villas to centuries-old temples. Visitors can discover a wealth of craft centers and local markets, specialty boutiques and many of the country's finest restaurants and bars. The resort is also a convenient base from which to explore the many incredible natural attractions found in the surrounding countryside and along the Mekong River, such as the famous Pak Ou caves.