La Pistoche Swimming Pool

Attraction Ban Phong Pheng Village Luang Prabang Laos Published on: 13-11-2015

2 hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
02:00 PM
04:00 PM
First-time visit
Must see
People watching
3.60 USD

La Pistoche Swimming Pool is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
La Pistoche is Luang Prabang's unique chill out and party venue. With two swimming pools, a swim up cocktail bar and a covered movie room.

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Why La Pistoche Swimming Pool is special ?

La Pistoche Swimming Pool and Bar in Luang Prabang is located in Ban Phone Pheng village nearest to Phouvao and Photisan junctions. This isn't a hotel, it's a bar with a pool and a favourite hangout of backpackers and the local Francophone expat community. It used to just have a small plunge pool, but since November 2012, La Pistoche now has a second, much larger swimming pool with a jacuzzi and swim-up pool bar, and lots of space for lounging around and soaking up the sun. They have happy hour from noon til 7pm and occasionally host live music concerts and shows. A small menu with lao food, burgers, pizza, and pasta is available.


What to explore at La Pistoche Swimming Pool?

Escape the heat of Luang Prabang and come spend a day chilling out at La Pistoche, a perfect medicine for landlocked Laos. La Pistoche has two large swimming pools set amid a spacious garden surrounded by a choice of sun loungers, hammocks and restaurant seating,

Enjoy our restaurant open all day serving a full menu with Asian and Western cuisine.

How to get to La Pistoche Swimming Pool?

From the main market street it is a 5 minutes Tuk Tuk ride away, or to find it by walking or cycling just follow the Main Street (Sissavangvong Road) heading out of town and take a left at the Gas Station leading down to Phu Vao Road. Continue down this road and take your third right where you will see a sign directing you to La Pistoche. Continue up this road and you will see it on you Left.

Selling points

  • Heat the beat
  • Great place for family day out
  • Escape from the City
  • Sweet place to chill out and cool down
  • Great for a day of relaxation
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Tips for you

  • Restroom is clean and comfortable.
  • La Pistoche offers a varied menu of traditional Lao Cuisine and a Western style menu, you can enjoy while cooling off in pool.
  • If you want to go, it's best to go early in the morning to avoid the crowds.
  • You should bring suntan to save our health.
    What to bring
  • You should bring your bathing suit.
    What to bring
  • They also have happy hours from noon to 7 pm.
  • Kids should be accompanied by adults.
  • Parking lot is available.
  • Entry includes access to both pools & sunbeds, Free WIFI, water volleyball, Pentanque & movies showing on our big screen.
    Ticket and Pricing
  • You have to pay 20,000 kip ($2.50) plus 50,000 kip deposit (which is refunded when you leave)
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Good points: Looks like it does in picture Pool bar Two pools, a big one and smaller one Decent food. Including crinkle fries Good choice in a hot day Bad points: RIP OFF. By Laos standards this is expensive. You pay 30,000 kip entry, then 50,000 Kipp deposit for a key ring, literally a key ring. You can't order food or drink without the key ring, but it is not clear if you get the deposit back if you do not order anything, otherwise why have this deposit system in place. So you pay 80,000 before you can get in. 5,000 to rent a towel. Separate menu for Lao people and one in English, where the prices on the English menu are inflated. Not enough beds for people. Expensive Menu. 24,000 just for fries. Really expensive for Lao. A good day out, but really expensive for what it is. It is not that big a pool either, if the locals tell you it is really big, it's not and is over crowded.

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