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Luang Prabang Library

Tourists in Luang Prabang can help change the lives of many Lao children who are not fortunate enough to know a book -- by visiting the Luang Prabang Library, tourists can provide additional help in providing a library to book-deprived villages.

Located just across the Royal Palace Museum is the Luang Prabang Library — a small, neat library housed in a colonial home. At first glance, the library isn’t as impressive — it’s small, and there’s nothing much to see aside from the section which explains Laos’ history — but it has big, noble goals to provide mobile libraries to children in poor villages. While in the library, don’t forget to donate — you can do this by buying books or availing of the souvenir items they are selling.



Luang Prabang Library is located at Sisavangvong Road, Luang Prabang.


Opening Days and Hours

The library is open from 8:30 to 21:00.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance to the library is free.


How to Get There

  • Fly from Vientiane to Luang Prabang via local airlines like Lao Airways.
  • From the airport, board a taxi to the town centre.
  • From the town centre, you can hire a tuk-tuk to take you to Luang Prabang Library.


Suggested For

  • Backpackers/solo travelers
  • Couples
  • Group of friends
  • Families with kids


Time to Spend

Spending an hour inside the library is enough.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The best time to visit the library is during the mornings before you head on to more adventurous tourist attractions.



A number of restaurants are available near Luang Prabang Library. Head over to Cafe Toui, 3 Nagas Restaurant, Tangor, Kimsatcat Restaurant, and Bamboo Garden Restaurant for authentic Lao and Western dishes.


Nearby Attractions

  • Royal Palace Museum
  • Elephant Sanctuary Village
  • Wat Long Khoun



Luang Prabang is filled with hotels that offer accommodations for USD 60 to USD 250 a night. Choose from Le Bel Air Boutique Resort and Villa, Manoluck, Mekong Riverview Hotel, and Lotus Villa Boutique Hotel.

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