Culture & History
Belmond La Residence Phou Vao sits in the ancient town of Luang Prabang, a premier tourist destination for its rich history and culture that has been well preserved throughout the years. This former royal capital remains a hub for Buddhist learning and is home to thirty-three temples, as well as plenty of historical French architecture. Most sights to see here can be reached on foot, meaning the tourist trail that weaves throughout is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Lakes & Mountains
Perching on a hilltop on the edge of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Belmond La Residence Phou Vao looks down upon the town of Luang Prabang, featuring a mix of traditional architecture and urban structures built upon a peninsula and, in turn, creating a unique townscape. The evergreen forests that cover local mountain ranges offer the perfect backdrop for this hotel, separated by the Mekong River, a hub of traditional culture and transportation.
Improve your culinary prowess during cookery classes with expert chefs, as they share the secrets used in preparing Laotian food and even have chance to sample your dishes in the restaurant. If you truly want to become a food connoisseur, embark on their mystery 'Dine Around' experience, where your very own tuk-tuk will whisk you between Luang Prabang's most exciting restaurants.
Couples will have plenty of golden moments at Belmond La Residence Phou Vao. For something truly romantic, board a traditional boat together and visit several monuments, before watching a breathtaking sunset from the top of Chompet Hill. Those seeking plenty of culture can take a short tuk-tuk journey into the charming town of Luang Prabang. A world away from the fast pace of bigger cities, visit temples, pagodas and the popular night market.
Spa & Wellness
The Mekong Spa offers treatments based on traditional Lao herbal remedies, aimed at healing and nurturing.
With good roads and exceptionally light traffic, Luang Prabang is a great place to explore by bike. Simply ask the hotel's Concierge, who will be delighted to help you plan your journey across lands they are extremely proud of.