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Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang, a delicate quaint little mountain city of Laos, located in the Mekong River Valley. Luang Prabang is Laos’ famous ancient capital and Buddhist center, which is about 500 kilometers from the capital, Vientiane. As the oldest town of Laos's, it has a history of more than one thousand years. The city, which has an area less than 10 square kilometers, has undoubtedly become the symbol of Laos’ history and culture.

Luang Prabang has 679 old buildings with high preservation value and is recognized as the most well-preserved traditional city with colonial style in Southeast Asia. In 1995, Luang Prabang was listed in the world heritage list by UNESCO. This place was once the capital to Laos for many dynasties. All the old buildings are surrounded by the peaceful nature scenery which makes the city so serene.

Luang Prabang is a Buddhist center and there are more than 30 temples in the downtown among which the most famous and grandiose pagoda is Wat Xieng Thong that was built in 1560. Besides, there are many other pagodas with unique characteristics. In Luang Prabang, monks’ morning alms are a great sight in the streets. 

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