21 February 2018

#1541 Laos

Louangphabang(Laoຫລວງພະບາງ) or Luang Phabang, commonly transliterated into Western languages from the pre-1975 Lao spelling ຫຼວງພຣະບາງ (ຣ = silent r) as Luang Prabang, literally meaning "Royal Buddha Image", is a city in north central Laos, consisting of 58 adjacent villages, of which 33 comprise the UNESCO Town Of Luang Prabang World Heritage Site. It was listed in 1995 for unique and "remarkably" well preserved architectural, religious and cultural heritage, a blend of the rural and urban developments over several centuries, including the French colonial influences during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO WHS: 1995

Thank you, Echo !

Sent on: February 2, 2018
Received on: February 21, 2018

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