LA RESIDENCE PHOU VAO
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- La Residence Phou Vao, Luang Prabang
- Gems of South East Asia, 10 days
Laos Stays Of Distinctions
LA RESIDENCE PHOU VAO, LUANG PRABANG
- Accommodation & Facilities
- Travel Idea
La Résidence Phou Vao Hotel in Luang Prabang, Laos, is a luxury spa hotel in Luang Prabang with breathtaking views of the mountains and surrounding World Heritage town of Luang Prabang. It occupies an area of 3 hectares of lush gardens, rich with bougainvillea, frangipani and palms which fringe the infinity-edged swimming pool.
Experience the unique and peaceful atmosphere of this luxury resort in Laos, and enjoy a warm welcome from some of the most hospitable people in the world.
La Résidence Phou Vao is set within three hectares of lush gardens on the small hill of Phou Vao (the Hill of Kites) with beautiful views overlooking Mount Phou Si, Luang Prabang's sacred mountain, and the golden dome of the Vat Chamsi Stupa. Luang Prabang is an ancient capital and home to the Golden Buddha.
Rooms & Suites
The hotel offers 32 spacious rooms and 2 suites. All are furnished in a traditional style, using local materials such as rosewood and sumptuously finished in rich cottons.
The restaurant seats 60 - with tables both indoors and out - and features both local Lao and European specialties. The cocktail bar provides the perfect place for pre-dinner drinks and the patio offers a supremely relaxing setting with breathtaking views.
The hotel offers the following facilities:
- Library with Wi-Fi internet access
- Phou Vao Spa by Ytsara
- Business services (fax, mail services, meeting rooms etc.)
- Currency exchange
- Same day laundry services
- Private tour services with optional car rental
- Wi-Fi connection in the Bar, Restaurant and Lobby
How To Get There
Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in South East Asia, and has a tranquil, old world charm rarely found in Asia today. The legacy of the European presence here – well preserved French architecture and careful street planning – has blended delightfully with more than 30 gilded Buddhist temples to create a town rich in atmosphere and history.
Magical and charming, it has preserved its long-standing reputation as a stronghold of Lao cultures with its splendid natural scenery and sense of timelessness. In 1995 the uniqueness of Luang Prabang was recognized internationally when the old town came under UNESCO protection as a World Heritage Site.
Luang Prabang is served by Luang Prabang International Airport with non-stop flights to and from Vientiane, Laos' Capital, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Siem Reap and Hanoi.
The city is a city located on the Mekong River about 425 km north of Vientiane.
La Résidence Phou Vao is located 4 km east of Luang Prabang International Airport and only 2 km from the old town of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The town is well-preserved featuring traditional Laotian architecture and European colonial buildings, set in a remote and peaceful confluence of the Mekong and Nam Kam rivers.
Surrounded by thickly forested mountains and situated at the confluence of the Khan and Mekong Rivers, Luang Prabang is probably the most unhurried, relaxed city in all of Asia, with some of the friendliest people you could hope to meet anywhere. With a population of approximately 25,000 there are few cars and no pollution or traffic jam - it's a perfect place to stroll leisurely through the ancient lanes and alleyways and absorb the timelessness of this still relatively undiscovered part of the world.
Phou Si sacred hill, with its temple and stupas, rises in the center of town, providing wonderful views of the former Royal Palace, the Mekong and assorted temples. Luang Prabang National Museum is the former Royal Palace; constructed in 1904 the museum displays lovely collection of personal artifacts of the Royal Family and royal presents. In addition, there is Wat Xieng Thong, built in 16th century with impressive golden facades and colorful murals. Steep roofs reaching almost to the ground are a feature of classic Lao architecture. This temple was used to organize the highest Royal Ceremonies and housed the Royal Hearse.
Day 1. Arrive in Luang Prabang.
Welcome to Luang Prabang! Once immigration formalities have been completed, you will be met by a Goway Representative and transferred from the airport to your hotel to check-in. The balance of the day is at leisure to explore this amazing town, savour the food in the fantastic Lao restaurants or shop at the Night Market.
Day 2. Luang Prabang sightseeing.
This morning there is the opportunity to start the day early with one of the most memorable sights of Luang Prabang. At dawn hundreds of saffron robed monks move silently through the streets to collect alms (offerings of food). It's early but well worth the wake up call! Return to your hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast depart with your guide for a half-day orientation and to visit some of the highlights of this atmospheric town. First visit Wat Xieng Thong - often said to be Luang Prabang's most beautiful temple. It is characterized by its several roofs sweeping low to the ground and the impressive "tree of life" mosaic. Nest visit Luang Prabang's National Museum, formerly the Royal Palace (not open Tuesdays). Displayed inside is a collection of personal artifacts of the former Laotian Royal Family. Also take some time to visit the local market or the nearby H'mong market. Continue on to Phou Si hill, which stands right in the center of this small city. The energetic can climb its 350 steps to enjoy panoramic views for many miles in each direction. Return to your hotel and the balance of the day is at your leisure. (B)
Day 3. Luang Prabang to your next stop.
Today is at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your onward flight. If you can, why not stay longer? (B)
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Please request the prices for the dates that suite you.
Airport transfers by private car, two nights air conditioned accommodation with private facilities in a garden view room, meals as shown by BLD, half day sightseeing tour by private car and guide, Service charge, room tax and baggage handling Breakfast included for extra nights.