Motorbike rental in Luang Prabang is frowned on for visitors, though there are some companies who will rent to you, ferry you out of the city centre, and let you explore farther afield from around per day.Riding motorbikes in Southeast Asia always comes with the caveat - wear helmets and definitely don't wobble around on skiddy roads tanked up on an a few bottled of beer. For more information, explore the Timeless Luang Prabang site, which is a good resource and pick up a country overview at Tourism Laos.Glorious French-Indochinese architecture intertwines with peeling, traditional houses in a gaggle of small districts, each centred around a wat (temple).
Alternatively, hop on the back of a moto (motorcycle).
Both transport versions come loaded with exuberant karaoke entertainment and include a stop-off for lunch.
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A standard basket-fronted bike can set you back as little as US a day (7am-9pm), while a mountain bike may cost a tad more.
There is always an old fashioned recourse - walking, and the main town is small enough for some vigorous, or lazy, strolls past shophouses, wats and rows of saffron-robed monks seeking alms.