If you have a penchant for choosing holiday destinations a little off the beaten trail, then the city of Luang Prabang in north central Laos would definitely be on your radar. You’ll have a much easier way to get there come Oct 31 when SilkAir begins flights to Luang Prabang via Vientiane.
With much of the city recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Luang Prabang has grown in stature as a tourist destination in recent years. In addition to its historic attractions, the city boasts natural wonders like the Kuang Si falls and Pak Ou caves, and a number of luxurious resorts. The capital city of Vientiane, meanwhile, is also worth a visit for its colonial-era architecture, tree-lined boulevards and traditional temples and stupas – not to mention its many eateries housed in restored French buildings.
With the launch of this service to Laos, the Singapore Airlines Group now serves every ASEAN country. The flights will be available on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, departing Singapore-Vientiane-Luang Prabang and returning Luang Prabang-Singapore. Fare details are currently unavailable; stay tuned on the SilkAir website.