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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)
Banque Franco-Lao ATM is the only one in LP which dispenses 2,000,000 kip as far as I know. The other bank in Laos with the same limit is ANZ and to my knowledge they do not have ATMs in LP. However, all BCEL ATMs seem to dispense 1,500,000 kip now with a 20,000 kip charge. Updated accordingly. Jantteri666 (talk) 23:47, 17 December 2016 (EST)

Listings on "Eat"[edit]

@Triskelle (talk) what is the exactly the criteria to determine there are enough listings on the page? Luang Prabang has around thirty cafes and restaurants listed while in the downtown area itself must have them at least ten or twenty times more. Compared to some other towns thirty isn’t really that much, such as Vientiane or Chiang Mai which has around fifty. Jantteri666 (talk) 23:46, 17 December 2016 (EST)

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