Hôtel de la Paix Luang Prabang Getting there
Hôtel de la Paix Luang Prabang is nestled in the quiet residential quarter of Ban Mano, set back from the heart of Luang Prabang, but just five minutes' from the town centre. Adjacent Wat Manorom temple is handy for getting your bearings.
Fly into Luang Prabang International Airport (www.luangprabangairport.com) from Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Siem Reap or Hanoi, among other regional airports. Bangkok Airways (www.bangkokair.com) and Vietnam Airlines (www.vietnamairlines.com) offer the smoothest flight connections, but Lao Airlines (www.laoairlines.com) is also a good bet. The hotel is just three kilometres or a 15-minute drive from the airport.
It's just five minutes' drive from the town centre to the hotel, as Luang Prabang is very compact.
Several cruise boats connect Huay Xai (the bustling Mekong River port on the Thai border) with Luang Prabang, handy if you're coming from Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai in northern Thailand. Try Luang Say Cruises (www.luangsay.com), a two-day river experience including an overnight stay in rustic town Pak Beng.