Twelve years ago, I came to Luang Prabang, Laos. Back then I had been on an extended backpacking holiday throughout South East Asia and of the many places I visited, Luang Prabang was my favorite.
I raved to hubby and Zoros about LP's beauty and vibe and to my relief LP is just as beautiful as I remember it to be. We enjoyed riding bicycles, visiting buddhist temples, taking boat rides along the Mekong, swimming in waterfalls and shopping at the night market. The fact that access to LP is complicated: no trains, hazardous roads and few flights I believe have helped LP to preserve its authenticity. My advice is should you be in the region definitely go see LP for yourself.