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The Location

Luang Prabang is an elegant walkable town on a slice of lush land at the convergence of two big rivers, one of which is the mighty Mekong. It boasts over thirty active temples and is teeming with monks –– their daily parades through town paint it with streaks of saffron. Though the town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has many antique buildings (of both traditional Lao and French colonial architecture), it also hosts a plethora of boutique and five-star hotels. 

Getting Here

Luang Prabang has an international airport, and is accessible from a number of major cities in the region by air, with several direct flights. The town is also accessible via road from several directions, and via boat from Northern Thailand.


If you’re planning to come to our annual festival, you’ll be happy to know December is one of the best times to visit Luang Prabang. However, as it is nestled in between mountains, the mornings and evenings can get a little brisk during this season. You may want to bring a sweater for our outdoor screenings.



Hotel Partners

All of the hotels listed below have made significant in-kind contributions to the festival, and many even provide discounted rates for visitors to the festival. We encourage you to consider staying with one of our supporters listed below, which fit a broad range of budgets and styles.