Colonial Buildings

Colonial Buildings

Overview

Take a walk along the main street of Luang Prabang and you will begin to understand why it's a World Heritage Listed town. The fusion of traditional design with European architecture is evident in many of the buildings around the city centre. Highlights of French architecture include the Royal Palace which was built between 1904-1909.

Access

Heritage Houses located on the main street and around Luang Prabang town. Some of them you can visit without payment.

Others in Culture & History

National Museum

The National Museum is the former Royal Palace. This fascinating tourism site offers visitors the chance to learn about the royal family and find out about the rich history of Luang Prabang.

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Phralak Phralam

Enjoy the culture of Laos by witnessing a tradtional dance performance known as Phralak Phralam at the Royal Palace. Performances occur weekly. You will find the schedule outside the performance hall in the Royal Palace grounds.

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Heritage Information Center

Located in a charming wooden historic building, the Heritage Information Center, known as Heuanchan offers visitors the chance to learn about traditional ways of life.

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UXO Visitors Centre

The UXO Visitors Centre is a ‘must see’ for those who travel to Luang Prabang with real-life bombies on display as well as moving accounts of the Secret War.

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Children's Cultural Center

The Children’s Cultural Center in Luang Prabang is a place to witness Lao ceremonies, puppet shows and traditional dance performances.

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Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center

Discover the beauty of Lao textiles and learn about the various ethnic minitorities and their history of weaving, art and design.

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Traditional Storytelling

Be entertained and enthralled by Garavek, a traditional theatrical event featuring one charasmatic storyteller and live music.

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Rice Farming

Become a rice farmer for the day by learning how to plant and harvest this precious crop. A fun activity for the whole family.

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Luang Prabang Cuisine

Traditional Luang Prabang cuisine is based on fresh ingredients, subtlety, and variety. Be sure to taste some of the goodness while you're in town.

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