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A special Buddhist sanctuary

Utterly in tune with the seductively slow pace of Luang Prabang, Amantaka rests at the foot of sacred Mount Phousi amid the golden spired wats and quaint lanes of this charming Unesco World Heritage Site. A stroll from the banks of the mighty Mekong, the resort is set on an historic garden estate with a shimmering pool and serene Aman Spa.

A sense of peace pervades Amantaka’s elegant Suites, set between the picturesque banks of the Mekong and Khan Rivers in the heart of Luang Prabang, Laos. Luang Prabang is home to over 1,200 monks and the golden spires of more than 30 temples pierce the sky. Witness Tak Bat each morning at sunrise, as monks and novices walk the streets accepting alms. Then take a floral offering of your own creation to a nearby temple for a private tour or meditation session.

Fall under Luang Prabang’s timeless spell with our expert guides, whether joining the morning alms-giving tradition, strolling through the UNESCO-protected Old Town, cruising the Mekong River to sacred caves, or exploring the natural wonders of the surrounding countryside.

Amantaka has launched a Buddhist Learning Centre, designed to educate and immerse guests on the practice and principals of Buddhism, bringing the resort closer to the local community and customs. As part of the experience abbot Sengdao Santikaro offers daily private teaching for guests for up to an hour and a half, asking pertinent questions, to gauge the guest’s knowledge of Buddhism, before talking through the five principals of good living.