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Luang Prabang celebrates World heritage

20 years birthday

Luang Prabang outlines plans to celebrate its 20th anniversary of its World Heritage Site listing by UNESCO this December.

Vientiane Times reported an official celebration will take place in Luang Prabang 7 to 9 December to mark the anniversary.

Activities will include seminars on the protection, conservation and development of the town as a World Heritage Site, as well as meetings and a public parade, photo exhibition, and drawing contest for young people.

These events will focus on Luang Prabang and its role as the country’s top tourist destination while supporting handicraft sales, as well as cultural performances and sports.

The highlights of the event will be an elephant parade led by a white elephant.

From TTR Weekly