Stylist finds peace, pagodas and patisserie in the city of Luang Prabang in Laos…
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Luang Prabang’s must-see sites – places you have to visit when in Laos’ cultural and historical capital, the former cradle of Lao kings.
Peppered with stunning temples, palaces, and pagodas, Louangphrabang represents a blending of traditional Lao and European colonial influences.
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Champassak province is getting ready to welcome domestic and foreign visitors from around the country, region and world to its annual Vat Phou festival on January 29-31 amid celebrations for Visit Laos Year 2018, an official confirmed on Friday.
The Vat Phou festival will have activities including a parade with Lao dancing representing the province’s ten districts, provincial Information, Culture and Tourism Department senior official, Mrs Mala Chanthalam told Vientiane Times.
“This parade is not held every year, but is held when the province has a grand celebration,” Mrs Mala said.
Visitors can also enjoy sports games, theatrical shows and a Lao concert while the final evening will see a candlelight procession in which visitors can join, she said.
Our four days luxuriating in Luang Prabang, Laos in the old converted French Governor’s house was a perfect climax to our holiday.
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