Heritage of Luang Prabang

The fusion of Lao traditional

Luang Prabang is one of the oldest towns in Laos, created, preserved and developed for more than 1200 years. For hundreds of years, Luang Prabang was the capital of the Kingdom of Lane Xang. The city is exceptional both for its rich architectural and artistic heritage that reflects the fusion of Lao traditional urban architecture with that of the colonial era.

Its remarkably well-preserved urban landscape reflects the combination of these two distinct cultural traditions. Centuries-old festivities, rituals, and traditions are still very much alive and closely intertwined Luang Prabang people’s livelihood.

Luang Prabang World Heritage Office