Amantaka Resort Category: Colonial Style, Boutique, Luxury Luxury - 5 Star Hotel Luxury - 5 Star Hotel Luang Prabang, Laos General information Set on a large garden estate, Amantaka is housed in graceful French colonial buildings in the UNESCO protected town of Luang Prabang. Airy and elegant throughout, the décor and furnishings reflect the town’s French colonial history. A centuries-old spiritual sanctuary, Luang Prabang is a place of serenity, beauty and escape on the peninsula between the lush banks of the khan and Mekong Rivers. Amantaka derives its name from the word ‘aman’, the Sanskrit word for ‘peace’, and from Tipitaka, meaning ‘the teaching of the Buddha’ in Theravada scholastic literature. The resort is located just south of Mount Phousi in the center of the picturesque Luang Prabang peninsula, within walking distance of the many boutiques, bakeries and restaurants along the main street. Amantaka is also close to the banks of the Mekong River and to Luang Prabang’s fabled night market. The resort provides access to the town’s many historic sites including more than 30 golden-spired temples and the former Royal Palace, a classic example of the town’s unique blend of 19th and 20th century French colonial and Lao architectural traditions.