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Amantaka

Luang Prabang, Laos

Amantaka is set to redefine the luxury hotel concept in Luang Prabang and is a long awaited addition to the fairly limited luxury hotel options in town. Aman Resorts are renowned for their blend of contemporary Asian style, peaceful locations, unassuming refined luxury and their trademark exemplary service and now Amantaka brings this exclusive philosophy to Luang Prabang.

Amantaka derives its meaning from "aman", meaning peace in Sanskrit and "taka", from Tipitaka, meaning "the teaching of the Buddha" in Therevada scholastic literature, a sentiment that perfectly captures the spirit of the resort. Amantaka is located just south of Phousi mountain, a short walk from the many boutiques, bakeries and restaurants of Luang Prabang's main street. The fabled night market is nearby and the peaceful banks of the Mekong and Khan. Luang Prabang's numerous colourful temples are also within walking distance.

The graceful French-colonial buildings that house Amantaka are steeped in history, previously the site was the old provincial hospital before Aman acquired the 32 buildings in 2005, ten of which are protected by UNESCO world heritage status. Now fully restored in line with UNESCO requirements, Amantaka is home to 24 sumptuous and well equipped suites clustered around a central, leafy courtyard. Each of the suites has access to private outside veranda space and some boast Luang Prabang's only private pools. Facilities at the hotel include a yoga studio where private classes can be arranged, a gymnasium with access to a personal trainer, swimming pool and library.

Various options for exploring the area can be organised through the hotel's extensive excursion programme, including visits to the nearby waterfalls, trips on the Mekong, cookery courses and village visits. Complimentary airport transfers are included with your stay.

OUR RATING: Opulent

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Tour ideas in Luang Prabang

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Amantaka as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Alms Giving
      Alms Giving Luang Prabang

      Alms Giving

      Alms Giving

      Each morning at dawn in Luang Prabang the local Buddhist monks form a procession around the streets of this charming town, collecting alms of rice and vegetables from the local population.

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    • Evening Baci Ceremony
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      Evening Baci Ceremony

      Evening Baci Ceremony

      The Baci ceremony is a mix of Animism and Buddhism. These ceremonies are common to Laos. Their purpose is to call back your own spirits to your body because they sometimes escape.

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    • Kuang Si Waterfalls
      Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang

      Kuang Si Waterfalls

      Kuang Si Waterfalls

      Kuang Si Falls are 30 kilometres from town. The excursion leaves Luang Prabang in the morning and heads toward Ban Ou by boat.

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