Luang Prabang

Kaiphaen Restaurant, Luang Prabang

The newest Friends International restaurant was scheduled to open in November 2014 in Luang Prabang at 100 Sisavang Vanatana Road, Ban Wat Nong, down from Cafe Toui, the French Institute, Villa Champa and the Lao Airlines office and close to the Mekong River River. If it’s anything like Romdeng, Marum or Makphet, it will be […]


Villa Saykam, Luang Prabang

Villa Saykham is good value for a guest house stay at $30-35 US per night approx. (Book via hotel website) It has a good location near the night markets (which is where everyone generally ends up at night) and it is very close to good restaurants like Cafe Toui and the new friends International restaurant Khaiphaen, as […]


Apsara, Luang Prabang

The Apsara  is a lovely boutique hotel, that is well worth considering. The standard downstairs rooms (about $US90) include the three in a separate building from the restaurant and reception (11, 12, 14) . Room 11 is on the corner and has a window Room 12 has no window except the front opening glass doors, […]