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World Heritage Site 479: Luang Prabang, Laos

World Heritage Site 479: Luang Prabang, Laos

“Luang Prabang is an outstanding example of the fusion of traditional architecture and Lao urban structures with those built by the European colonial authorities in the 19th and 20th centuries. Its unique, remarkably well-preserved townscape illustrates a key stage in the blending of these two distinct cultural traditions.” – UNESCO Date of Inscription: 1995 Criteria: […]

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Luang Prabang…Time Almost Stands Still in Laos’ Once-Royal Capital

Luang Prabang…Time Almost Stands Still in Laos’ Once-Royal Capital

BY ALLAN SEIDEN – The Mekong River, stained a muddy brown with runoff from heavy rains the night before, makes its way quickly past the town of Luang Prabang (LP), a United Nations World Heritage site that was once the royal capital of the Kingdom of Laos. The boats and narrow canoes that travel the […]

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The World’s Top Rated Destination that Nobody’s Going To

The World’s Top Rated Destination that Nobody’s Going To

By Mark Johanson Sure, it was New York Times number one destination in the world for 2008. Sure, it’s the Wanderlust Travel Awards winner for Top City in 2010 and 2011. But, nobody seems to be listening – and that’s a good thing. Somehow, despite all the accolades and gushing reviews, Luang Prabang, Laos remains […]

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Wah, Laos

Wah, Laos

Luang Prabang’s laid-back aura is perfect for chilling out – just ask Mick Jagger by Mayo Martin SO THERE I was at a nightclub called Muang Swa. A live band was well into an all-Thai pop rock set. And the locals were, well, I had no idea what they were doing. It seemed to be […]

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A delicate balancing act

A delicate balancing act

Commercialisation may be setting in, but Luang Prabang has lost none of its common touch and heritage Published: 2/12/2010 at 12:00 AM Sitting at the confluence of Mekong and Khan rivers Luang Prabang, the former capital of Laos, is popular among tourists. Some of them travel there regularly as if on pilgrimage to its gleaming […]

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48 hours in Luang Prabang, Laos

48 hours in Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang, the historic former royal capital of Laos, is an enchanting mix of tranquil Buddhist temples, French architecture left over from colonial days, lush foliage and sweeping river views. Named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995, the city is no longer the sleepy backwater it once was and boasts boutique hotels and chic […]

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Luang Prabang airport's upgrading plans to go ahead.

Luang Prabang airport’s upgrading plans to go ahead.

Source : HVS International Despite concerns from tour operators and hoteliers, the US$86 million expansion project for Laos’ Luang Prabang Airport will proceed as planned. There were fears that the project will affect the appeal of the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site, but the Lao National Tourism Administration has explained that due to budget constraints, […]

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In gracious Luang Prabang, the giving is easy

In gracious Luang Prabang, the giving is easy

By Heather Cleland, November 9, 2010 I don’t know when I last felt darkness like that—the kind that makes you feel invisible. When the whir of the fan above my bed stopped as everything went black, not only did I immediately start sweating profusely, I could suddenly hear the city’s nighttime sounds. An old man […]

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Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Luang Prabang, Laos

Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Luang Prabang, Laos

By Helen Massy-Beresford LUANG PRABANG, Laos | Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:00pm EDT (Reuters Life!) – Luang Prabang, the historic former royal capital of Laos, is an enchanting mix of tranquil Buddhist temples, French architecture left over from colonial days, lush foliage and sweeping river views. Named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995, the […]

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Luang Prabang: Location & Map

Luang Prabang: Location & Map

GPS Coordinates: N19.8841, E102.141602 Tourist map by loasvisitorsguide.com

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