For centuries the Luang prabang province was isolated from the rest of South East Asia by the mountainous territory. Due to recent improvements in the local infrastructure, including the completion of Route 13, and the overall opening of the economy, Luang Prabang is rapidly developing into a major tourist and business centre in northern Laos. Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1995, attracts an increasing number of tourists with its mix of gleaming temple roofs, decaying French colonial architecture, beautiful scenery and multiethnic inhabitants. Luang Prabang has changed a lot since my first visit in April 2000.

Wat Ho Prabang photo gallery  - 15 pictures of Wat Ho Prabang
Wat Visounnarath photo gallery  - 6 pictures of Wat Visounnarath
Wat Xieng Thong photo gallery  - 10 pictures of Wat Xieng Thong
Other temples photo gallery  - 20 pictures of Other temples
Buddhist monks photo gallery  - 15 pictures of Buddhist monks
Luang Prabang city photo gallery  - 30 pictures of Luang Prabang city
15 photos of Wat Ho Prabang, a temple on the royal palace compound housing
6 photos of Wat Visounnarath, the oldest operating temple in Luang Prabang
10 photos of Wat Xieng Thong, one of the oldest temples in Laos
20 photos of the Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, Wat Sensoukharam, Wat Pa Phonphao and Wat Aham Outama Buddhist temples
15 photos of Buddhist monks and novices in Luang Prabang
30 photos of the city of Luang Prabang, including the night market, Sisavangvong road, some views from Phu Si hill and other images.
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