The antiquated site of Luang Prabang that was also declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in the northern region of Laos and is decaled to be the ‘Heart of Laotian culture’ by many writers and travelers who just love to take cheap flights to Laos. The place is elevated at the height of almost 700 metres and is surrounded by picturesque mountains, at the confluence of Mekong and Nam Khan rivers.
It acts as the most beautiful spot of Asia and also the premier tourist’s destination of Laos and the travelers just love to spend more and more for the innate pleasure of sleeping, drinking and eating as compared to any other region of the country. Its entire ancient section has been dedicated for tourism purpose. Ranging from the wide variety of wats (temples) to the former royal palaces, the place houses that all which is even beyond your imagination.
The milky brown waters or rivers, scaling peaks and Cascading waterfalls offer abundant of opportunities for sailing, climbing and swimming purposes. Following are some of the most fascinating and charming sites of Luang Prabang- you must visit, once you are there in Laos.
One of the most fascinating sites of the region is Wat Xieng Thong that is truly a masterpiece of the 16th century, created by the Buddhist. Its mural paintings and golden facades are sufficient to impress the visitors. Besides, this temple was commonly used for the grand royal ceremonies and at present a large number of deceased kings have been buried here for their final sleep.
It served the purpose of a royal benefaction during the late period of 19th century and was constructed by the popular king Setthathira in 15th century. The main building features the classic and jaw dropping architecture with golden glances of King Chanthaphanit. Apart from it you will find abundant of other Wats that are scattered throughout the whole city. You will definitely admire the intricate designs and elegant styles of all of them.
Mount Phousi is one of the best-loved destination of this gleaming area that is perched on the top of a 100 metres high hill and also serves to be the home of many other temples. It has recently been built in contrast to the historical Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Visoun. On the peak of the hill there lies the gilded stupor that is settled on a huge rock and beautifully shines on the horizon.
In its close vicinity, you will be able to find Wat Pa Huak temple that features a spacious terrace and dominates the museum. Another notable building is of Royal Palace Museum that served as the residence of King Sisavang Vong. The building is beautifully adorned with French beaux-art styles and cultural Laos’s motifs that will undoubtedly leave its admirers in awe. The locals highly believe that the place is haunted so many of the enthusiastic and adventurous travelers just love to venture inside at night.