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Luang Prabang - General Information
Located : In the northern of Laos.
Total Area: 16,875 square meters
Population : 450,000

Mount Phousi
HTML clipboardThese temples were recently constructed in comparison to the more historic Wat Visoun and Wat Xieng Thong. Situated at the top of 100 meter Phousi, the pinnacle of the hill is host to many temples.

Royal Palace Museum
HTML clipboardBuilt as a residence for King Sisavang Vong and his family in 1904 by the French, like Wat Xieng Thong the palace was built on the riverfront, to be in direct view of arriving official visitors

The Feeding of the Monks
HTML clipboardThe saffron clad monks in Luang Prabang occupy a generous proportion of conversational and visual space. Watching or taking part in the morning food procession that sees the monks walking through and collecting food donations from locals is a heart-warming and culturally telling experience.
 

Wat Mai Suwannapumaram
HTML clipboardAccording to some sources the Chinese Haw found this temple too beautiful to destroy it.

Wat Wisunarat (Wat Visoun)
HTML clipboardBuilt in 1513, this is the oldest temple in Luang Prabang. Originally built with wood the temple was remade with brick and stucco after it was set fire to by Black Haw riders in 1887.

Wat Xieng Thong
HTML clipboardWat Xieng Thong is a masterpiece of Buddhist architecture from the 16th century, impressing visitors with its golden facades and mural paintings. The temple was used for the highest royal ceremonies and to temporarily house the bodies of deceased kings.

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