With its charming colonial architecture, glittering Buddhist temples and memorable mountain scenery, Luang Prabang is a unique destination that offers a glimpse of another world. There are endless things to do in Luang Prabang's historic old town area, which sits on a peninsula embraced on two sides by the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, is a pleasure to explore on foot or by bicycle, its UNESCO-recognized heritage buildings home to an array of French-style cafés, boutique shopping, fine dining restaurants, lively local markets and cultural museums. Outside the heritage area, the surrounding environment is home to numerous outdoor activities.
Situated just a few kilometers from town in a thickly forested setting, with remarkable natural water features that include a meandering river and waterfall, Rosewood Luang Prabang's special location means it provides convenient access to the destination’s historic heart as well as the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside. To truly experience all Luang Prabang has to offer, try your hand at rice farming, visit an elephant sanctuary, go for a gentle cruise down the river, or experience one of the many colorful events that take place throughout the year, such as October's Festival of Lights.