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the POSH Guide to Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is a tiny little town with a rich, and royal, history. It was granted World Heritage status in 1995, and so its rich store of colonial and vernacular building has been preserved. Strict building codes help ensure that the character of the city is maintained, but they also mean there are no large hotels within the old city as well. But that doesn't mean you'll have to stay in some grotty guest-house. There are several decidedly POSH accommodations within the old city.

Colonial Buildings
Restored colonial buildings along Luang Prabang's Mekong Riverside

So, is Luang Prabang for you? There's plenty to see if you're into architecture and history, but not much else to do if you're not. Luang Prabang seems to attract those with a keen interest in Asian cultures and religions. It also appeals to those looking for a place to slow down and relax.


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