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LUANG PRABANG PROVINCE

Luang Prabang is the ancient capital city of the Lane Xang Kingdom dating from 1354 A.D. According to the Luang Prabang legend, the original name of Luang Prabang was Muang Swa, named after King Khun Xua around the eight century, later known as Xieng Dong and Xieng Thong. During the reign of King Fa Ngum between 1354 and 1372 A.D., Xieng Dong and Xieng Thong cities were renamed Luang Prabang in the name of the old image of Buddha, the Prabang. The capital was then transferred to Vientiane city in 1560 A.D.

Luang Pranbang is around 260 kilometers from Vientiane, It takes about 10 hours by bus or 35 minutes by Lao Airlines to reach and it is one of the most attractive areas of the country.


VAT XIENG THONG TEMPLE

Build during the 16th Century by King Saysetthathirath and completed in 1560. vat Xieng Thong temple is one of the most interesting examples of art and Buddhism architecture. The ornate carved and gilded funeral vehicle of the former king kept in one of the buildings in the temple grounds. It is well worth visiting and paying your respects to this temple while in Luang Prabang. This temple was used to organize the highest Royal Ceremonies and houses the bones of King Sisavangvong. The intricate golden facades, colorful murals, glass mosaics and unique three-layered roof make this one of the most beautiful temples In Asia.


VAT THAT CHOMSI TEMPLE

Located at the top of Mount Phousi in the heart of the town, this delightful stupa was built in 1804 during the reign of King Anourouth. Vat That Chomsi has become a symbol of Luang Prabang's spiritual significance to Laos.


NATIONAL MUSEUM

The former Royal Palace, which was constructed since 1904 to 1909 during the reign of King Sisavanvong, has now been converted into National Museum. A collection of personal artifacts belonging to the former Royal Family, historical photographs, musical instruments and gifts to the national from foreign countries are on display.

 

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