After breakfast, your city tour begins with a visit to the former Royal Palace now the National Museum, where you will explore the history of Laos. Continue on foot to Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden bas-reliefs, and Wat Sensoukarahm, which features a beautiful dazzling golden façade. End this morning's tour a Wat Xieng Thong, Laos' most photographed temple, built in 1560 by King Setthathirat.
This afternoon, visit Wat Visoun, the holiest temple of the city, which was entirely rebuilt in 1887 after being destroyed by the invading Black Flags from Southern China. Visit the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre, a museum dedicated to exploring the rich diversity of Laos' ethnic minorities. Traditional costumes, tools, and artifacts are on display alongside in-depth descriptions and written histories. (note: closed on Monday). As today comes to a close, cross the Mekong for a walk on the opposite riverside and climb to Wat Chompet for a different view of the city for sunset. Overnight in Luang Prabang.