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Foreword  1

  Luang Prabang, capital of the Holy Golden Buddha (Prabang) and World Heritage Site, is situated at a superb site formed by the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong rivers on one side; and on the other side,in the middle of a peneplain surrounded by mountains gilded with legends (Phou Thao, Phou Nang, Phou Xang, Phou Xuang ...).

    Rising from the town center is Phou Si. On top of this cosmic hill, the golden arrows of the Chomsi Stupa sparkle. It immortalizes the heart of the town and symbolizes all the cultural and spiritual activities of its inhabitants.

     Luang Prabang is surrounded by alluring sites such as: the Tham Ting cave, the Nam Thieng and Nang An caves, the waterfalls of Khouang Si and Tat Sc; and of course, the majestic Mekong River. Together with the pre-historic site of Xieng Lek (3,500 BC), and the cultural diversity offered by its multi-racial population, these sites cast an enchanting spell.



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