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Town of Luang Prabang
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: ca 19th-20th c.
Date of Inscription: 1995
Location: Asia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Province of Luang Prabang
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Description: Luang Prabang exceptionally demonstrates the synthesis of traditional Lao architecture and urban structures with those erected by the European colonial authorities in the 19th and 20th centuries. Overall the site presents a unique and remarkably well-preserved townscape, one that illustrates a significant phase in the merging of these two distinctive cultural traditions. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  Luang Prabang, or Louangphrabang, is a city located in north central Laos, on the Mekong River about 425 km north of Vientiane, and the capital of Louangphrabang Province. The current population of the city is about 22,000. The city was formerly the capital of a kingdom of the same name. Until the communist takeover in 1975, it was the royal capital and seat of government of the Kingdom of Laos. The city is also notable as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
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Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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