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Wat Wisunnalat

Luang Pabang is one of the oldest cities in Laos. In 1353, Fa Ngum founded Kingdom of Lan Xang by Khmer-support. Luang Pabang was the capital city till capital moved to Vientiane in 1520. There are many historical and cultural sites retained. In 1995, the city added to the "World Heritage" list.

Wat Wisunnalat

"Watermelon" Stupa reflected in a puddle.
It had been raining in 7 days !



Original wooden building constructed in 1513,
and rebuilt by concrete in 1896 to 1898

Lattice Windows

The Lattice Windows are Khmer (Cambodia) influenced
This style is uncommon in Lao architecture.



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Wat Xieng Thong

Built in 1560, Wat Xieng Thong is most beautiful temple in Luang Prabang.

Wat Xieng Thong

Roofs sweep very low, like a mother bird spread her wings for guard her children

Please compare with Vientiane style buildings as Wat Si Saket , Ho Pra Keo




What is this elephant !?

What is this elephant's head !?


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Royal Palace Museum

The museum was built in 1904 as for royal palace and residence for royal family. On 31 Mar.1976, after 1975 Revolution, the palace was opened as museum to the public.

Royal Palace Museum
Emblem of King

Elephants & Parasol

is symbol of Lan Xang Kingdam

All visitors should dress appropriately : no shorts, T-shirts, or sundresses.
No photographs or videos , you have to leave your bags with attendants.



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Phu Si

Opposite side of Royal Palace Museum, 328 steps lead you to Phu Si.

Phu Si

Phu Si : named after a fairy tale that, "Once two elves came to make the town under divine guidance." Luang Pabang is surrounded by mountains on three sides. View of the town from here is so magnificent !

Down the path on battery side, you'll reach to Wat Tham Phu Si




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Pak Ou Caves

Luang Prabang has many other attractive sites around the town. Above all I recommend you to go Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Falls. Pak Ou Caves located 25km by boat from the town.

Pier

You can hire a boat (maximum 8-10 passenger) by 100,000kip at this pier  



a complete view

a complete view of Pak Ou Caves



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Lao-lao

Lao-lao

Please taste "Lao-lao" ( Lao liquor )



distillation apparatus

Distillation apparatus (equipment)


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