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Museums, Art & Culture

Visit UXO Laos center
The UXO Laos Visitor Center is located behind the Chao Anouvong Monument. This free admittance center features information about unexploded ordnance, for what Lao PDR is the most heavily bombed country, per capita, in history. Numbers talk: -* (...)
National Museum
The Royal Palace Museum in Luang Prabang (also known as “Haw Kham” or "Golden Hall") was once Laos' Royal Palace. It houses a lot of interesting historical items. Every item tells a story...so you will learn quite a lot about Lao history and about (...)
Cinéma Luang Prabang presents CHANG
Filmmakers: Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, also filmmakers of the famous King Kong (1933) Shot in 1925 in the jungle, 1 week walk from Nan in a Lao family by 2 intrepid filmmakers, CHANG is one of the first documentaries of history (...)
Royal Ballet Theatre
This provincial government troupe of some 60 artists was established in 1999 following a joint project between the Luang Prabang Provincial Service of Information and Culture and the Institute of Cultural Research (ICR) in Vientiane to (...)
Traditional Art & Ethnology Center
The Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre has been a private non-profit making museum devoted to the different ethnical groups in Laos. Situated in a historical building, protected by UNESCO, the permanent exhibition that the museum offers to (...)
Heritage House and UNESCO
Heritage House, situated on the point of the peninsular, has several duties in this town and was classified in the World Heritage List in 1995 by UNESCO. Run by a team, mainly made up of Laotians, Heritage House received some specialized (...)
Visit the Botanical Garden
Pha Tad Ke is the first Botanical Garden in Laos, with a Limestone Habitat of 2 hectares showing an unique biodiversity and geology, an Ethno-botanic Garden, a Ginger Garden featuring over 100 different ginger species, the Arboretum containing (...)
Garavek - Myths, legends, and folktales
Garavek is a small company based in Luang Prabang, with the aim of promoting and preserving the local traditional stories – myths, legends, and folktales. Every evening, from 6.30-7.30pm, they present a selection of traditional Lao stories in an (...)
The institut Français of Luang Prabang
The French Institute of Luang Prabang is active in both the linguistic and the cultural fields. It offers 3 sessions of 50 hours classes in French and Lao, in group or private, for children, teenagers and adults. Its multimedia library proposes (...)