Luang Prabang is the crown jewel of Laos and perhaps the best preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The ancient capital of the former Kingdom Lan Xang, it is nestled in the mountains at the confluence of the Mekong and Khan rivers, and is an enchanting and charming destination. The town is adorned with gilded temples on nearly every street corner and saffron robed monks strolling through the quiet city center, giving it a unique charm of bygone days and rich cultural heritage.
While visiting Vientiane, you’ll delight in the legendary Lao hospitality and the country’s unspoiled beauty. Until recently, Laos was forbidden to foreign travelers. Vientiane, capital of Laos, is busy and hectic in comparison to the rest of the country, but it is quiet compared with any other capital city in Asia. Vientiane, as are the other major city of Laos, is situated on the Mekong River, which forms the lifeline of the country. Vientiane’s major attractions are the serene Buddhist monasteries that dominate the city streets. The city has kept its timeless charm with tree-lined avenues, brightly painted temples and quaint French architecture. Explore Wat Si Saket. Built in 1818, it is the city’s oldest temple and features over 6,800 Buddha images, which are all ritually cleansed at the time of the Lao New Year. Hophrakeo, once the royal temple of Lao monarchy, was built in 1565 and has been used as a museum since 1970. The main structure, which originally housed Prakeo, the Emerald Buddha, now contains some of the finest Buddhist sculpture and artifacts found in the country. Special displays include antique brass drums and palm leaf manuscripts. Also visit the most famous landmark of Vientiane, the soaring stupa Pha That Luang (Royal Stupa), which was constructed in 1566 by King Setthatirat, founder of the Vientiane capital.
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