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News @ Luang Prabang

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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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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Thieves loot Lao city's Buddha statue heritage

Thieves loot Lao city’s Buddha statue heritage

Norimasa Tahara LUANG PRABANG: More than a 10th of the Buddha statues in Luang Prabang, an ancient city in north-central Laos whose urban district is a World Heritage Site, have gone missing in the past few years. Minobusan University in Minobucho, Japan, whose students help restore statues in Luang Prabang, says 120 Buddha statues are […]

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Laos imposes stricter measures for protecting world heritage

Laos imposes stricter measures for protecting world heritage

NAM NEWS NETWORK Feb 10th, 2010 VIENTIANE, Feb 10 (NNN-KPL) — Laos’ Luang Prabang administration has prepared a new measure and regulation for sustainable conservation and protection of the world heritage town by tightening up the construction of accommodations, guesthouses and hotels in accordance with the status of being a world heritage town. In addition, […]

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