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Travelogue @ Luang Prabang

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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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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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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A new star in the East: Combining French style and Buddhist calm in Luang Prabang

A new star in the East: Combining French style and Buddhist calm in Luang Prabang

By Mark Palmer Kahm began his story in such a way that you had no idea if the ending would be happy or sad. You just hoped for the best and feared the worst. We were standing outside the Xieng Thong temple (built in 1560), sheltering from the sun, our bicycles propped up against a […]

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Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

By ROBYN ECKHARDT Fifteen years ago Luang Prabang was off the beaten path to all but the most intrepid travelers. Today this northern Laotian city receives hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. Yet it remains one of Southeast Asia’s most atmospheric towns. Thanks to its 1995 listing as a Unesco World Heritage Site, Luang […]

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Two-faced city

Two-faced city

Ellen Creager, Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Like beautiful people, beautiful towns are always adored. While Laos as a whole is a poor communist country, Luang Prabang glides along in a golden bubble of coolness, propelled by quaint French colonial architecture, spectacular mountain setting and its storybook Buddhist temples. Royal families lived here until overthrown by […]

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