that devastated much of the region over the next half-century. The Emerald Buddha remained in Chiang Mai until 1552, when it was taken to Luang Prabang, then the capital of the Lao (Laos) kingdom of Lan Xang. Some years earlier, the crown prince of Lan Xang, Setthathirath, had been invited to occupy the vacant throne of Lannathai. However, Prince Setthathirath also became king of Lan Xang when his father, Photisarath, died. He returned home, taking the revered Buddha figure with him
, the Irrawaddy dolphin and Khone Phapheng Falls at Si Phan Don or, as they are known in English, the Four Thousand Islands; Wat Phu, an ancient Khmer (Khmer Empire) temple complex; and the Bolaven Plateau for waterfalls and coffee. Pro-poor tourism Pro-poor tourism, which seeks to help the poorest people in developing countries, has been receiving increasing attention by those involved in development; the issue has been addressed through small-scale projects in local
for it. The homemade ice cream is absolutely divine at 10,000 kip per scoop. The apple cinnamon and coconut flavours are stand outs. Customers dine al fresco in their yard so bring adequate protection from mosquitoes, particularly in the evenings. *
good, but has its price. Ingredients are of the highest quality, ranging from French Camembert to Laotian lemongrass and river weeds. The menu is both pricey and some items do not justify the price tag. Great ambience. *
the streets accepting alms offered by local residents, an event popular with tourists but subject to some controversy surrounding tourist etiquette. Luang Prabang Tourism information on respecting the alms giving ceremony http: www.ecotourismlaos.com dosdont.htm Dos and don'ts in Laos Mountain biking is quite common, with people often biking around
alt url http: www.trekking-in-laos.com email address lat long directions phone fax hours price content People who love activities and treks may find some interesting interactive tours which are designed to support villages outside of Luang Prabang in the north of Laos. *
title Luangphabang Climate Normals 1961-1990 publisher National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration accessdate 11 Jan 2013 date Nov 2011 Sister cities * Bagan, Myanmar (2009)also * Luang Prabang Range * Big Brother Mouse * Phra Bang * Xieng Keo * Pak Ou Caves * Emerald Buddha * Phou si Gallery
alt url email address lat long directions phone fax hours price 40,000+ kip content Has two wings with decent clean doubles 40,000 kip. Triple room 50,000 kip. Free Wi-Fi and water. *
, absolutely tidy. Double rooms with fan and private bathroom. No Wi-Fi. * Commons:Category:Luang Prabang
priced, high quality foods. Superb breakfast. Or for lunch or dinner you could do Lao with northern treats like "orlaam" or mok pa (steamed fish in banana leaf) or have a salad and sandwich. The highlight is the 10,000 kip bottomless coffee cup which is Lao Arabica unlike many other places that serve Nescafé. Free fast Wi-Fi. Fantastic place to hang out for an afternoon. *
entrance is on the road along the Mekong, another on the by-lane off the main road. * Out of town *
WHS City of Luang Prabang Image 252px (File:Luang Prabang pano Wikimedia Commons.jpg) State Party Laos Type Cultural Criteria ii, iv, v ID 479 Region Asia (List of World Heritage Sites in Asia) Year 1995 Session 19th Link http: whc.unesco.org en list 479
'''Luang Prabang''', or '''Louangphrabang''' (Lao: ຫຼວງພຣະບາງ (wikt:ຫລວງພະບາງ), literally: "Royal Buddha Image (in the Dispelling Fear mudra)," pronounced ), is a city in north central Laos, at the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers about 300 km north of Vientiane. It is the capital of Luang Prabang Province. The population of the city is about 50,000. http: www.dailymail.co.uk travel article-2146908 Luang-Prabang-New-Delhi-From-simply-divine-reassuringly-sumptuous.html
The city was formerly the capital of a kingdom of the same name. It had also been known by the ancient name of '''Chiang Thong'''. chiang-tong Until the communist (communism) takeover in 1975, it was the royal capital and seat of government of the Kingdom of Laos. The old town centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The main part of the city consists of four main roads on a peninsula between the Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers. The city is well known for its numerous Buddhist (Buddhism) temples and monasteries. Every morning, hundreds of monks from the various monasteries walk through the streets collecting alms. One of the major landmarks in the city is a large steep hill on which sits Wat Chom Si.