The Laos news agency quoted the deputy director of the province’s Information, Culture and Tourism Department Chansamone Thipphavanh on Tuesday as saying that in the first 10 months of 2022, 335,794 tourists, accounting for 85.27 percent of the total, they arrived in Luang Prabang by train, with rest traveling by plane, bus or boat.
In total, the income generated by tourism amounted to more than 138 million US dollars.
Since May this year, the number of visitors has increased and Luang Prabang province has experienced a growing influx of tourists. Train travel allows for easier connection with neighboring countries, according to the report.
In the next two months, the province expects at least 100,000 people to visit Luang Prabang and generate around 200 million US dollars in revenue.
Luang Prabang province, about 220 km north of the Laotian capital Vientiane, is one of the best-known provinces in Laos and is a top tourist attraction due to its ancient temples, scenic attractions, and rural landscapes.
Luang Prabang Province has 228 officially designated tourist sites, of which 111 are nature-based, 78 are of cultural interest, and 39 have historical associations. ■