Luang prabang Travel Attractions
The World Heritage City
Located : In the northern of Laos.
Total Area : 16,875 square meters
Population : 450,000
11 Districts : Luang Prabang, Xieng Ngeun, Nan, Pak Ou, Nambak, Ngoi, Pakseng, Phonxay, Chomphet, Viengkham and Phoukhoune
Capital : Luang Prabang (the former capital of Lane Xang Kingdom during the 13th to 16th Century)
Located in the northern of Laos. Luang Prabang is around 360 kilometers from Vientiane, the capital of Laos. It takes about 8 hours by bus or 35 minutes by Lao Airlines to reach and it is one of the most attractive areas of the country.
Nestled in the valley, surrounded by high mountains and situated along the Mekong and its tributaries, the town was once the former capital of Laos, during the Lane Xang Kingdom from the 13th to 16th centuries.
Luang Prabang is renowed as the cultural and religious capital of Laos. On the 2nd December 1995, UNESCO inscribed the town on to itâ€™s World Heritage List, ensuring the preservation of a mixture of traditional Lao and French colonial architecture. The unique character and charm of Luang Prabang helps to make it the one of the most popular tourist destination in the country. The magnificent temples in Luang Prabang are considered among the most beautiful in South East Asia.
It is increasingly popular for both Lao and foreign tourists to visit Luang Prabang for Pimao Lao (the Lao New Year Festival), which takes place in mid April. The boat Racing Festival, which takes place in August, is also celebrated with an emphasis on features that are unique from other regions in Laos