Beside the winding Mekong River, in a lush tropical valley in Northern Lao, is Luang Prabang. It's filled with so many centuries-old temples that the entire city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And you can explore it all, while living in luxury, at the boutique resort Amantaka.
A lovely open-air French colonial building is the first thing you'll see. That's where you'll check-in, and where you'll likely drop by later for drinks in the bar, or a dinner of gourmet French and Lao cuisine. A terrace beside the swimming pool offers sun, shade, and light snacks and drinks all day. Your suite, one of just 24 at Amantaka, is a light and airy haven with a king-size bed and a private veranda.
Luang Prabang and the surrounding area are rich with historic and natural wonders. The city is known for ancient Buddhist temples, some dating back to the 1500's. A river boat trip takes you to the Pak Ou Caves, where pilgrims have left thousands of Buddha figures, over hundreds of years.