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About Luang Prabang

Cultural Heritage

Theravada Buddhism is a dominant influence in Lao culture. It is reflected throughout the country from language to the temple and in art, literature, performing arts, etc. Many elements of Lao culture predate ...

Religion and belief

In spite of the fact that phli (spirit) worship has been officially banned, it remains the dominant non-Buddhist belief system in the country. Even in Vientiane. Luang Prabang citizens openly perform the ...

Geography and climate

Luang Prabang remained the capital of the kingdom until 1545, when it lost its capital and administrative status to Wieng Chan, now Vientiane. ...

History

Muang Sua was the old name of Luang Prabang following its conquest in 698 A.D. by a Tai prince, Khun Lo, who seized his opportunity when Nan-chao was engaged elsewhere. Khun Lo had been awarded the town by his ...