Integrity & Authenticity

Ancient Town


The integrity of the designated site is linked to an architectural and cultural heritage located in a natural landscape that reflects its outstanding universal value. The set of significant elements, particularly the urban layout and main monuments (temples, public buildings, traditional houses), is safeguarded.


The landscape and urban layout are always a high degree of authenticity, no major construction disturb the site.

Religious buildings are regularly maintained, monks transfer restoration techniques of their heritage to novices. The Buddhist worship and cultural traditions related to it (rites and ceremonies) are still alive and practiced diligently.

Luang Prabang World Heritage Office