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
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
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
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