Talk:Luang Prabang

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Why is the pronunciation given as "LOH proh-BAHNG"?!? Unless that's a local accent, surely "luang phabang" (where "ph" = aspirated "p" is more accurate)?

Anyone know of budget or low-mid-range hotels in Luang Prabang that have internet (wireless or wired) in the rooms?

In Vientiane, Inter Hotel has free wireless in the rooms, the cheapest of which cost $15/night.


Does anyone know what the target price for goods in the night market should be after bargaining?? This would be great information!

Ha! See Haggling. Jpatokal 14:00, 6 August 2007 (EDT)

External links[edit]

ASEAN / Asian[edit]

ASEAN = The Association of Southeast Asian Nations. This is not a typo for "Asian". I accidentally hit the submit button before adding an edit reason with this change. -- Ryan • (talk) • 10:22, 1 June 2010 (EDT)

Accommodation listings outside of Luang Prabang[edit]

So, everyone, do you think any accommodations outside of town should be listed in this guide? If so, how far out of town? Would 30 minutes' drive be OK? For the record, I think nothing at all outside of town should be listed, period. But let's reach a consensus. Ikan Kekek 05:17, 18 April 2011 (EDT)

I'm not as concerned with the fact it's 30 minutes out of town as with the fact that its pure advertising from a marketing company (check, and it doesn't state prices as well. For these reasons i'd wipe all their entrys.Swissbelg 21:22, 18 April 2011 (EDT)

Alms ceremony[edit]

The text (rightly) advises tourists to Luang Prabang not to get too close to the monks at the morning alms ceremony and to strongly consider watching only from a distance - yet the photo illustrating it (before I removed it) was a close-up, setting the wrong example. 09:59, 12 May 2011 (EDT)

(The above comment is me, in an internet cafe in Chiang Mai, before I set up account)

See also [1]. This image is of an official Laos Tourism poster observed at Luang Prabang International Airport in early May 2011. Ian8311 12:07, 12 May 2011 (EDT)

"Vietnam Bar"[edit]

The only references to this online appear to be either from <2006 or this article and I've never heard any reference to it on either of my visits in 2009 and 2011. The tuk tuks gathered around Utopia/Hive/Lao Lao Garden all go to the bowling alley. Am I right in assuming that it doesn't exist any more and can be removed in an update to the Drink section? Enigmatic 10:25, 25 May 2011 (EDT)

Don't know for sure if it still exists anymore or not, but this sounds like a good enough reason to eliminate it. It can always be added back in later if someone feels it necessary.texugo 10:38, 25 May 2011 (EDT)

Paragraph moved[edit]

I moved the last paragraph of the "history" section to the "understand" section because it does not relate to history at all. Rbakels 09:59, 28 January 2012 (EST)

Arthouse Cafe[edit]

Should Arthouse Cafe be added to the list of cafes? It is number 2 on tripadvisor. I haven't visited, so I'd leave it to someone else to actually give it a little review like the other cafes. 20:23, 20 April 2012 (EDT)

ATM wrong info[edit]

1000000 kip maximum dispense at ATM is wrong. I jut got 2000000 kip from "Banque Franco Lao" for a charge of 40000 kip -- (talk) 11:13, 15 December 2015 (EST)

Hi, thank you for the information. I've just updated the maximum withdrawal to 2,000,000 kip and the charge to 40,000 kip. Thank you! --Binbin (talk) 06:36, 15 December 2015 (EST)