Luang Prabang: Experiencing the charming colonial style luxury

Le Bel Air Resort is a charming, quaint French colonial 4-star resort in Luang Prabang.

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Exploring Le Bel Air Resort

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Upon arriving, we were warmly greeted by the receptionist with small cold fresh towels and a refreshing lemongrass drink. After that, we were brought to our room known as the Garnier Room. The spacious room is decorated with a mixture of traditional and modern pieces and we were spoilt with a large bathroom! From our balcony, we get the view of the resort’s infinity pool. It was so relaxing to do yoga at the balcony.

Interior Goals

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The resort provides many tours for their guests to explore the beauty of Luang Prabang. You can visit some of its 32 beautiful and ancient temples, a walking tour of Mount Phousi to get an insane view of the town from the summit of the hill. Take a dinner sunset cruise along the Mekong river. Visit the Living Crafts Centre which is a social enterprise started in the Year 2000 to encourage ethical fashion. The centre allows guests to learn more about Lao textiles and learn how to weave handicrafts from the local weaves; and many other activities. Another interesting tour that guests should consider when they are exploring Luang Prabang is Tak Bat. This is where locals place food like sticky rice into the alm bowls of monks who walk through town in the early mornings.

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In the mornings, head to Indochine By The River, the hotel’s restaurant, to enjoy a fusion breakfast of Laos and Western Cuisine. At the same time, basks in the view of Nam Khan River while people watching.

Temple Exploration

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If you would like to head to town and do some shopping at the Luang Prabang Night Market, go for a massage or a good meal as well. Le Bel Air provides a shuttle bus, every hour, that takes about 15 minutes. Or if you want to, you can walk there, which is about 25 minutes, by crossing the French Bridge. We had a beautiful time exploring Luang Prabang by foot! There are quite a number of affordable and good eateries within walking distance of the hotel! Fun Fact: in the mornings, the staff will walk along the bridge to pick up any rubbish disposed there.

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If you are planning a visit to Luang Prabang and would love to stay in a luxury hotel without breaking the bank, Le Bel Air Resort is a good consideration!

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Hope you enjoyed reading my Laos blog posts!

Do check out my previous two blog posts on Laos:

https://lilacblue.blog/2019/11/02/discover-laos-beautiful-untouched-luang-prabang/

https://lilacblue.blog/2019/10/26/mekong-riverview-peace-and-tranquility-in-laos/

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Nic

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