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By taxi

Jumbos are the local form of taxi. These can be flagged down anywhere, but become tricky to find late at night when the streets become deserted.

By boat

Boats are a scenic way to travel around northern Laos and a refreshing alternative to long, bumpy bus rides. From Luang Prabang it is possible to travel on the Nam Ou River to Nong Kiaow and Muang Ngoi, or up ...

By bus

It is possible to reach Luang Prabang by bus from other towns in Laos, including from the capital Vientiane. Buses are probably the least comfortable way of travelling, with many vehicles being old and ...


The recently modernised Luang Prabang International Airport is a convenient gateway for those coming from Thailand, Cambodia or Vietnam. Flights connect Luang Prabang with Bangkok and Chiang Mai in Thailand; ...