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LUANG PRABANG OVERVIEW
Situated in the centre of northern Laos, Luang Prabang is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its outstanding cultural, historic and architectural values and its harmonious relationship between the natural and built environment.  In the 14th century Luang Prabang town was the site where King Fa Ngum founded the first Lao Kingdom, Lane Xang.  Luang Prabang remained the capital of Lane Xang until 1565 when the capital was moved to Vientiane, and afterward continued to serve as the country’s spiritual and religious centre. 
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LUANG PRABANG HISTORY
Archaeological evidence suggests that Luang Prabang has been inhabited since at least 8,000 BC. The first Laos Kingdom, Lane Xang, was founded here in the 14th century by King Fa Ngum after he conquered and unified the lands of modern-day Xieng Khouang, the Khorat Plateau and Luang Prabang. The city was first reffered to as Muang Swa and by 1357 the name was again changed to Meuang Xieng Dong Xieng Thong by local inhabitants. Shortly thereafter, King Fa Ngum accepted a golden Buddha image called the Pha Bang as a gift from the Khmer monarchy and the thriving city-state became.....                                                                <<Read more.....>>
Located: Northern Laos (Norhtern Heritage)
Total area: 16,8755 square kilometers.
Population: 447,541.
12 Districts: Luang Prabang, Xieng Ngeun, Nan, Pak Ou, Nambak, Ngoi, Pakxeng, Phonxay, Chomphet, Viengkham , Phounkhone and Phonthong.
Capital of the province: Luang Prabang.
 
| ATTAPEU | BOKEO | BOLIKHAMXAY | CHAMPASACK | HOUAPHANH | KHAMMOUANE | LUANG NAMTHA | LUANG PRABANG | OUDOMXAY | PHONGSALY |
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SALAVANH | SAVANNAKHET | SAYABOULY | SEKONG | VIENTIANE | VIENTIANE CAPITAL | XIENG KHOUANG
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