Lao New Year in Luang Prabang

Lao New Year Celebration

Available from 8 April 2024 until 30 April 2024

Step into the enchanting realm of Pi Mai or Lao New Year in Luang Prabang this year from 13th April to 16th April 2024, where tradition dances hand in hand with modern celebration. Join us at Sofitel Luang Prabang as we craft unforgettable ceremonies and activities to mark this joyous New Year. From sacred rituals to tantalizing Laotian cuisine, immerse yourself in a curated experience that captures the essence of our heritage. Book our room package ”New Year Staycation” includes Breakfast & Roundtrip Airport Transfers. Stay two nights and enjoy complimentary Alms Giving. Immerse in the city’s charm, where history meets modernity.


Activities for Lao New Year

Watering the Buddha
Participate in the traditional ritual of watering the Buddha statue

Coconut Leaf Craft Making for Kids at Champa Garden
Let your kids unleash their creativity with coconut leaf craft-making activities at Champa Garden, assisted by our spa team

Water Gun Activities at Champa Garden
Join in the fun-filled water gun activities at Champa Garden

Baci Ceremony at Champa Garden
Experience the sacred Baci ceremony at Champa Garden on the 14th of April 2024 at 17:00 hrs.



Culinary Essence of Lao New Year

At Governor’s Grill, explore our à la carte Songkran special menu and savor the flavors of Lao New Year with our special cocktails crafted for the occasion. Indulge in the vibrant flavors and aromas of our culinary offerings, each dish a testament to the richness of Laotian culture.


Special Food Menu

Mekong Riverweed Flat Cake – 15$
Mekong Riverweed, Seasonal Sticky Rice, Chili Jam, Pork Floss

Lao Fillet Mignon with Home Made Ghee – 30$
Local Fillet Mignon Pan Fried with Clarified Butter & Local Herbs

Songkran Ice Cream with Grilled Sticky Rice – 6$
Jasmine Flower, Pandan Leaf, Sticky Rice

(Guest can buy it as a set menu at 45$/Set)


Decorations and Special Amenities

Immerse yourself in the festive spirit of Lao New Year or Songkran with our enchanting decorations and thoughtful amenities:

Buddha at Champa Garden for Water Pouring: Witness the serene beauty of our Buddha statue at Champa Garden, adorned with traditional Lao New Year decorations, where you can participate in the symbolic ritual of water pouring.

Paper Garlands Around Champa Garden: Surround yourself with the vibrant colors of Lao New Year with paper garlands adorning the Champa Garden, creating a lively and celebratory atmosphere for all to enjoy.


Special Gift to Enjoy

Waterproof Bags for Mobile Phones and Water Guns: Receive waterproof bags for your mobile phones and water guns as special turn-down amenities, ensuring your devices stay dry and protected during your Lao New Year celebrations.


Book Your Lao New Year Staycation

Celebrate Pi Mai Lao at Sofitel Luang Prabang with curated activities. Our package ”New Year Staycation” includes Breakfast & Roundtrip Airport Transfers, starting USD 420 Nett per room per night. Stay two nights and enjoy complimentary Alms Giving. Immerse in the city’s charm, where history meets modernity.

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