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Luang Prabang Destination Guide

Touring Luang Prabang in Laos

Luang Prabang in the region of Louangphabang with its 47,378 citizens is a city located in Laos - some 136 mi or ( 219 km ) North of Vientiane , the country's capital city .

Interactive map of Luang Prabang

Time in Luang Prabang is now 09:07 AM (Tuesday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Vientiane " with a UTC offset of 7 hours. Depending on your travel resources, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Chiang Mai, Hanoi, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen, and Chiang Klang. Being here already, consider visiting Chiang Mai . We collected some hobby film on the internet . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Check out our recomendations for Luang Prabang ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Laos: Luang Prabang

2:57 min by arievanh
Views: 6747 Rating: 3.86

All about Laos on www.totallaos.com Luang Prabang is a beautiful city on the Mekong in Laos, where we visit some temples. Among others, we visit the Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Visoun. Also we climb the P ..

Bateau rapide sur la rivière du Mékong เรือเร็ว 高速船nhanh thuyen

0:21 min by patbergeron
Views: 2651 Rating: 1.00

If you want to go from Luang Prabang to Thailand, one of the choice is to travel with this speed boat. nhanh thuyền szybka łódź Быстрая лодка 高速船schnelles Boot เรือเร็ว ..


Luang Prabang, Laos, A quick visit to the night market.

4:41 min by overlander
Views: 2216 Rating: 4.83

South East Asia Travel Videos www.overlander.tv I take a bicycle ride along Luang Prabang's main street followed by a quick visit to the night market where I sample the local food and what can be boug ..

Morning Alms in Luang Prabang

1:56 min by contemporarynomad
Views: 2039 Rating: 5.00

While Luang Prabang is an interesting French colonial town in Laos, the real attraction is the huge number of Buddhist monks living within the historic temple district. This video shows the monks walk ..


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Interesting facts about this location

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang, or Louangphrabang, is a city located in north central Laos, at the confluence of the Nam Khan river and Mekong River about 425 km north of Vientiane. It is the capital of Luang Prabang Province. The population of the city is about 50,000. The city was formerly the capital of a kingdom of the same name. It had also been known by the ancient name of Chiang Thong. Until the communist takeover in 1975, it was the royal capital and seat of government of the Kingdom of Laos.

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Located at 19.88 102.13 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Buddhist pilgrimages, Luang Prabang, Populated places in Luang Prabang Province, Populated places on the Mekong River, World Heritage Sites in Laos

Wat Manorom

Wat Manorom is a major Buddhist temple and monastery in Luang Prabang, Laos. There are several theories as to the date of its founding; it may have been founded in 1372 or 1375 by Samsenthai, but it may also date from the reign of Laasaenthai Bouvanaat around 1492. The great bronze Buddha, 6 meters high, in the nave dates from the 1370s.

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Located at 19.88 102.13 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: 1372 establishments, Buddhist temples in Laos

Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham

Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham often simply Wat Mai or Wat May is a Buddhist template or wat in Luang Prabang, Laos. It is the largest and most richly decorated of the temples in Luang Prabang. Built in the 18th century it is located near the Royal Palace Museum. An emerald Buddha statue sits inside the red-gold interior.

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Located at 19.89 102.14 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Buddhist temples in Laos, Luang Prabang

Phou si

Mount Phou Si, also written Mount Phu Si, is a 100m high hill in the centre of the old town of Luang Prabang. It lies in the heart of the old town peninsula and is bordered on one side by the Mekong River and on the other side by the Nam Khan River. The hill is a local religious site, and houses several Buddhist shrines. Halfway up the hill, overlooking the Nam Khan is Wat Tham Phou Si, a Buddhist temple.

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Located at 19.89 102.14 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Luang Prabang

Royal Palace, Luang Prabang

The Royal Palace (official name "Haw Kham") in Luang Prabang, Laos, was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family. The site for the palace was chosen so that official visitors to Luang Prabang could disembark from their river voyages directly below the palace and be received there. After the death of King Sisavang Vong, the Crown Prince Savang Vatthana and his family were the last to occupy the grounds.

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Located at 19.89 102.14 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: History museums, Luang Prabang, Museums in Laos, Palaces in Laos, Royal residences in Laos

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Historical Weather

temperature and rainfall during the year in Luang Prabang