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The World Heritage Town of Laos: Luang Prabang – Colonial Architecture at its Best

The colonial architecture seen at the Buddhist temples, which are surrounded by the forested mountains is the main attraction. The Mekong River that borders the west side of the town is another alluring feature.


There are 34 temples dotting the town of Laos, and why they hold interest for tourists comes down to the amazing architecture. The temples are designed in the Chinese style, and they draw thousands to the town.

Allie Caulfield, Wat Mahathat temple (Laos2009), CC BY 2.0


Laos is all about ancient art. The wood carvings, murals and pottery work hold the town above other destinations as a fetching travel destination. The town’s cultural features caused the town to be listed as a World Heritage Site in 1995.


The town is a magnet for tourists. Thousands of history and cultural enthusiasts visit the town all year round. Finding lodgings at a hotel Luang Prabang will not prove to be challenging, not with the likes of Avani+ Luang Prabang at your disposal.

Image Credit: Avani+ Luang Prabang


There are direct routes between Laos and other major cities like Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Vientiane. You can travel by air or opt for boat services; both options are in full availability.


Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+