Luang Prabang Culture

The culture of Luang Prabang is rich, singular, relatively preserved, probably because of its remoteness and the relative inaccessibility during centuries because of mountain chains all around with the only rivers as path to connect areas and way to exchange goods. Registered in 1995 as World Heritage Site for its unique harmonious architecture combining 3 styles: Lao, French and Chinese. The presence of wetlands, real lung of the city, is another specificity.

The city is also a historical Buddhist centre with lot of traditions and rituals mixing animism and ancestor cult. The city has developed a unique gastronomic culture partly based on bitterness. On top of the original culture, the city stands in a beautiful geographic and geologic location and historically close to an area well known to host elephants.