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Laos hotels and travel - Luang Prabang information

Luang Prabang ••
Laos travel - Luang Prabang guesthouses and travel

Luang Prabang is the ancient capital city of the Lane Xang Kingdom. According to legend, its first later it was known as Xieng Thong. In recognition of the city's vast array of Lao monuments and its historic and culturally significant setting, UNESCO declared Luang Prabang as a World Heritage Site in 1995.

New Year in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is situated at the confluence of the Khan and Mekong rivers. It is surrounded by green hills and impresses travelers with its gleaming temple roofs and crumbling French architecture.

The town is dominated by the Phu Si hill. On its slopes several wats can be visited, and it is peaked by a 24-metre high stupa, That Chomsi. The top of Phu Si affords astonishing views, especially during the serene sunsets, which are characteristic of Luang Prabang.

Wat Xiengthong, the most beautiful designed art. Closely observation we can see the three roofing, covered by the brown sheets. All designs are identified the art of Lanexang. Another interested thing are the small Buddha images. The aide of the temple which painted in and made by the different colors grasses. Looked very strange to eyes and show the Lord Buddha images.In front of the temple there is the cart for carry the coffin of the king Sri Savangvong and his family. This cart the base are red. Many designed have shown. The new art that Luang Prabang people are very pleased.

Wat Visoun is one temple is very important for the history because is the seat of Prabang Buddha images. The Buddha images for the after the black warriors destroyed Luang Prabang.

Another attractive site is That Makmo look like half of watermelon. It was destroyed many times by the black warriors to clear for the properties. It is seemed that the golden Buddha image and the silver wares could be found here in the restoration work in the year 1984 lunar calendar. These significant heritage from this place can be seen in the old place. In summary regarding to Wat Visoun from many times of restoration works, there are many art design of Thailu, Sip song Phanna, Thaiphuan, Muong Xieng Khouang and Lao Lanexang which are aried from other pagoda in Luang Prabang.

The Royal Palace Museum was contracted 1904-1909 as King Sisavang Vong's palace. These days it functions as a museum. It houses the royal throne and some interesting royal artifacts. The building itself feature of French beaux-arts styles and traditional Lao motifs. The ground floor of the museum is divided into several halls and rooms that are displayed gifts from other countries to the Lao kings and collations of swords and Buddha images. The room to right of the entry hall, once the King's reception room, has walls covered with large-scale murals painted in 1930 by the French artist Alix de Fautereau. They depict scenes from traditional Lao life. A room in the rear of the former palace contains a small collection of traditional musical instruments and dancers masks used for performances of the great Indian and Southeast Asia epic the Ramayana




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