The beautiful ancient city of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is situated in northern central Laos. Teach English to children and young adults in this idyllic setting, at the meeting of the Nam Khan and Mekong rivers, famous for its Buddhist temples and monasteries.
Volunteers will have time off at weekends to explore the region and so can take a scenic boat trip up the Mekong to the Pak Ou Caves, watch the sunset from atop Mount Phu Si, swim in the Kuang Si Waterfalls, marvel at the many temples, or spend the day trekking. This is the perfect way to explore one of the countries in Asia least tarnished by tourism.
One of the things I love about Luang Prabang is that you can walk everywhere. It's a small and beautiful town and the Lao sense of community really gives it a small-town feel. Everywhere you go you see people you know: students, teachers, volunteers, ex-pats, vendors, the family from the guesthouse. And of course the ubiquitous novice monks with their umbrellas to shade them from the sun.