Tuesday, April 26, 2016

SilkAir Flights to Luang Prabang, Vientiane Laos

Good news as soon, there will be SilkAir flights to Luang Prabang and Vientiane, Laos somewhere around the end of August and early September 2016. This will connect Southeast Asia directly to one of the most beautiful countries in Indochina, Asia. However, these flights depart and land at Singapore therefore it will be easy for Malaysians and Singaporeans to now visit Laos. 

SilkAir Flights to Luang Prabang and Vientiane will be thrice weekly flights on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays where flights will operate in a circular routing and will depart from Singapore for Vientiane, followed by Luang Prabang, before heading back to Singapore.

The new services will be operated with SilkAir’s Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring both Business and Economy class cabins. Customers will be provided with a full service experience, including in-flight meals, in-flight entertainment on SilkAir Studio, baggage allowance of 40kg and 30kg for both classes. 

One of the many temples in Luang Prabang, Laos

FlightRoutingDays of OperationDepartureArrival
MI788Singapore- VientianeMon, Thu, SatSingapore 14:20Vientiane 16:15
MI788Vientiane- Luang PrabangMon, Thu, SatVientiane 17:05Luang Prabang 18:00
MI788Luang Prabang- SingaporeMon, Thu, SatLuang Prabang 18:50Singapore 23:05
Inside one of the beautiful temples in Vientiane, Laos
Patuxai or Victory Monument in Vientiane is similar to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
That Dam Black Stupa in Vientiane
The Golden Stupa in Vientiane, Laos
The capital of Laos, Vientiane is characterized by its wide tree-lined boulevards and French styled buildings which have been restored to house numerous eateries and boutique hotels. It is home to Patuxai also known as the victory gate, which is largely reminiscent of Paris’s Arc de Triomphe, numerous temples and stupas such as Wat Si Saket and Wat Si Muang. You can also check out a list of things to do in Vientiane, Laos for firs timers heading here. 

The northern highland city of Luang Prabang is known for its mix of traditional Lao and European influenced architecture and the town has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. There is no modern development allowed here therefore this is truly one of the natural cities that has been preserved well. See this list of 10 things to do in Luang Prabang, Laos for its beautiful places, especially if you are a first timer here. 

The famous Luang Prabang Night Market which is daily
Young monks are seen all over Luang Prabang and are very friendly

Inside the Pak Ou Caves at Luang Prabang
Young monks take up skills at some of the temples in Luang Prabang
For anyone visiting this UNESCO city, one of the things you should try is the Lao Food in Luang Prabang as it is an amazing experience for just about anyone. To be very honest, we at Malaysia highly recommend visiting Laos as this place is truly one of the least developed countries in Indochina. There is so much to experience in terms of sightseeing, cultures, architecture and also food. 

We visited Luang Prabang and Vientiane in 2008, and not much has changed since then, according to friends but overall, you can find many articles on Laos from our collection. Once the flight connections from Singapore is done, it will be so much easier for travelers to catch the SilkAir Flights to Luang Prabang, Vientiane in Laos. 

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