History of Laos

Luang Prabang has a certain aura. The inhabitants are quite proud as this ancient capital of the realm has a long history behind it.

First of all, it was the capital of several realms and joined its past with that of the greatest people in the area; the Khmers, Siamese, Burmese and Mongols.

Luang Prabang was the first capital in Laos whose first King was born there. Even though giving up part of its authority in the 15th century, Luang Prabang stayed an influential town and the recognised capital of a small realm with many coveted riches.

The central situation of the town, in this rich and mountainous region, has always been the subject of much envy. It is the Centre of Buddhist religious power, as well as an artistic centre influenced by the surrounding empires. Luang Prabang has always been prosperous and still is today.