Indochina holidays to Luang Prabang World Heritage City1278
Luang Prabang is a city in Laos- one of three Indochina countries. It was founded in 700 years AD, and in 1995 it is recognized as the World Heritage. In spite of being a small city with its population of over 20 thousand, Luang Prabang is the most important tourist attraction in Laos. Also, Luang Prabang is voted as one of the 10 most favorite cities in the world.
Luang Prabang is located in the north of Lao Central Part. It is the confluence of small rivers and Mekong River. The city surrounded by hills of trees is 425 km far to the north of Vientiane; the place used to be Lan Xang Empire- the first Lao Kingdom. In the 16th century, although the capital of Laos was moved to Vientiane, Luang Prabang has been remaining its role as the cradle of Lao culture. Luang Prabang is also the preservation of architectural heritages site, with over 30 splendid palaces, about 40 ancient pagodas, and hundreds of wooden unique styled pagodas. These create special beauty of Luang Prabang.
In Indochina holidays to the city, you will have chances to visit a lot of temples and pagodas, Wat temples for example. In Luang Prabang, such architectural masterpiece like Wat Xieng Thong also known as Temple of Golden City with ancient royal shrine built in 1560, and Wat May with 5-layer roof are two royal tombs possessing wonderful architectural decorative patterns. Another temple no less famous than the above ones is Wat Visounarath. This temple used to have a lot of rare and valuable Buddha statues. Owing to the destruction of time and weather in the temple, these statues are kept in Royal Museum. The most famous Buddha bronze statue is the huge bronze Buddha Pra Bang Statue existing from 1513.
Your Indochina Tours to Wat Visounarath- the temple worshipping the biggest Buddha statue in Luang Prabang. In this relic, there is Ta Mak Mo with its hemisphere shape. Coming here, you have a chance to climb 328 stairs to approach Mount Phousi in the pagodas roof to contemplate the beauty of the whole Luan Prabang city. One of the citys roofs can be seen from Phousi is Royal tomb with sophisticated architectural combination of Laos and France. Now, these tombs become museums with rare artifacts.
Annually, thousands of tourists come here not only to visit temples in Luang Prabang, but also travel and discover many interesting in the country, such as popping in Luang Prabang Market, and enjoying Lao cuisine. Indochina travel guide to Laos in particular and three Indochina countries in general always brings to you fantastic experiences and unforgettable memories.