A divine hideaway neighbouring temples and buffalo fields, the Rosewood Luang Prabang is the finest place to stay in Laos.
Just 23 rooms fill a vast whitewashed mansion spread across two sides of the river. It feels like an old European hill station, where birdsong wakes you softly from slumber and then you swim in a hidden waterfall.
On the city’s outskirts, this is a wonderful place to stop and relax as part of a longer trip through Southeast Asia. Yet the beauty of Luang Prabang is less than 15 minutes down the road.