A worthy destination to step back and experience the culture
If you are looking for that one destination with its unique flavor of culture (Buddhist monasteries, night markets), relatively less tourist bustle, natural wonders (Kuang Xi waterfalls, Pak Ou caves) and places to step back and chill (riverside villas, bistros) - Luang Prabhang will fit that bill. Go there before mainstream tourist season and a globalized Laos claim it for themselves!
Also, check out the more rustic but breathtaking settings of Nong Khiow and Muang Ngoi if you have a chance. - Bharath Dec 09, 2015