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Luang Prabang celebrates 20th year as World Heritage Site
POSTED | 21:02 PM | 18-11-2015

Luang Prabang celebrates 20th year as World Heritage Site

Foreign visitors are invited to join the Laotian town of Luang Prabang celebrate the 20th anniversary of its inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site next month.

From December 7 to 9, 2015 the ancient capital of the Lane Xang Kingdom will organize a wide range of activities, including seminars on the conservation and development of Luang Prabang, a photo exhibition and an art contest. The event culminates with a parade of elephants across the ancient town, led by the sacred white elephant of Khamkeo.

Luang Prabang is well known for its architectural beauty, which is a  combination of traditional Lao structures and Colonial French-style buildings. With more than 33 ancient Buddhist temples, this former capital of the Lane Xang Kingdom remains the center for Buddhist learning in Laos and an ideal destination for spiritual rejuvenation.

The 20th anniversary celebrations will continue into 2016, with 12 traditional Buddhist festivals being celebrated in Luang Prabang.

Contact

World Heritage Office Luang Prabang

Ban Xiengthong, Sackarine Road

PO Box 993, Luang Prabang District  

Luang Prabang Province, Lao PDR

Tel: (+856-71) 212 1912

Fax: (+856-71) 252 250

E-mail: dpl.lpb.heritage@gmail.com

Luang Prabang Tourism Department

Sisavangvong Road, Pakham Village 

Luang Prabang District 

Luang Prabang Province, Lao PDR

Tel: (+856-71) 212 487 

Fax: (+856-71) 252 904

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