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To Phung Hiep, visitors will see thousands of small boats full of agricultural products from Western corners to form 1km long floating market. It's said to be a fruit-market of the Southern part and the market is cultural identity of the Mekong Delta.

Patuxai

The Patuxai ( Thanon Lan Xang; admission US$0.12; open 8am-5pm daily), a large monument reminiscent of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, is known by a variety of names.

Wat Si Saket

This temple (Wat Sisaketsata Sahatsaham; Con Thanon Lan Xang & Thanon Setthathilat; admission US$0.12; open 8am-noon & 1pm-4pm daily, closed public holidays) sits opposite the Presidential Palace....

Music & Dance

As in other South-East Asian cultures, music in  Laos can be divided into classical and folk traditions. The classical music is the least interesting, simply because it is so imitative of...

Vatphou Champasack

The Vat Phou temple complex is one of Southeast Asia's best examples of both early and classic Khmer architecture dating from the 7th to 12th centuries. This UNESCO World Heritage Site includes the...

Wat Mai Suwannapumaram

Next to the Royal Palace Museum along Sisavong Vang Road is the early nineteenth century temple of Wat Mai Suwannapumaram (just 'Wat Mai' to most people). The sim of this old temple escaped...

Royal Palace Museum

The old royal palace sits at one end of town, opposite Phu Si hill. The current palace building was built in 1904 on the foundations of a much older palace. This was after the Luang Prabang kingdom...

Wat Xieng Thong

At the 'tip' of town, where the Khan flows into the Mekong, is one of the city's oldest and most important temples, Wat Xieng Thong ('Golden Tree'). The temple's sim (ordination hall) was built in...

Phu Si Hill

Phu Si (Mount Phou Si) is a hill located at the center of Luang Prabang town.There are two entrances to walk up to the top of the hill either taking 328 steps at the Sisavangvong Raod, opposite the...