Louangphabang or Luang Phabang, commonly transliterated into Western languages as Luang Prabang, literally means "Royal Buddha Image". Luang Prabang is a city located in north central Laos, that consists of 58 adjacent villages - of these thirty-three comprise the UNESCO Town Of Luang Prabang World Heritage Site, listed for "remarkably" well preserved and unique architectural, cultural and religious heritage in 1995, a blend of urban and rural developments over several centuries, including French colonial influences during 19th and 20th centuries. The center of this designated UNESCO town consists of four main roads and is situated on a peninsula at the confluence of Nam Khan and Mekong River.
Luang Prabang is famous for its numerous Buddhist monasteries and temples. Every morning, hundreds of monks from various monasteries walk through the city streets to collect alms. One of the major landmarks is mount Phou si, which is a large steep hill that despite the city's constrained scale, is 150 m (490 ft) high. The steep staircase leads to the shrine Wat Chom Si and an overlook of the rivers and the city.
Formerly, Luang Prabang was the capital of a kingdom that had the same name. It has also been known by its ancient name "Chiang Thong". Luang Prabang was the seat of government and the royal capital of the Kingdom of Laos, until the 1975 communist takeover. Luang Prabang is part of Luang Prabang District, Luang Prabang Province. It is the province's capital and administrative center and lies around 300 km (190 miles) north of the capital Vientiane. Nowadays, the population of the city is roughly 56,000 inhabitants. The UNESCO protected site is inhabited by around 24,000.
Highlights: Buddhist temples, Royal Palace Museum, Waterfalls
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