Luang Prabang

Last updated by joyce at 2013-11-3

Luang Prabang is a famous ancient city and the center of Buddhism of Laos, located at the confluence of Mekong River and Nankang River. Luang Prabang ranks as the oldest city in Laos with a long history of over 1,000 years. Luang Prabang is the Buddhist resort of Laos with more than 50 magnificent Buddhist temples. In the temples, there are towering old trees, lush flowers or the huge Buddhist pagodas. The decorations of the temples are mainly red and golden, looking gorgeous and magnificent. Luang Prabang covers an area of about 10 square kilometers and it’s over 500 kilometers away from Vientiane, the capital city of Laos.

According to the tour of observation, there exist 679 precious ancient buildings in Luang Prabang. In December 1995, Luang Prabang was listed on the list of the world’s historical heritage. It is regarded as the best-preserved city on tradition in Southeast Asia because of its simple folk custom and well-preserved natural ecology, attracting numerous western tourists to visit there. Luang Prabang is the unique place to know about the history of Laos because it used to be the capital city of many dynasties of Laos. At present, it is the symbol of Laos’ history and culture.

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at the confluence of Mekong River and Nankang River

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The best time to visit Luang Prabang is from November to the following March when the weather is cool. The rainy seasons are from May to October and the dry seasons are from November to the following April. The annual average temperature is about 26℃.


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