Luang Prabang Expects 600,000 Visitors This Year
Luang Prabang Province expects to record about 600,000 visitors this year as the province is accelerating land and aerial transport facilities to satisfy the visitors
who continue to increase in number.
Over 500,000 foreign visited the world heritage town of Luang Prabang last year. The growth in the tourism industry has contributed significantly to socio-economic development and the reduction of poverty in the province.
Since Luang Prabang has been awarded World’s Best Cities for several consecutive years by English travel magazine Wanderlust, several airline companies have launched direct flights to and from Luang Prabang. These include Air Asia, Qatar Airways, Emirates, European Airlines, Korea Air, Thai Airways and Vietnam Airlines.
Luang Prabang has been described as one of the most charming and best preserved towns in Southeast Asia.
There are 34 Buddhist temples among Luang Prabang’s colonial and Chinese architecture, all set in a backdrop of lush green mountains.
The Mekong River frames the town’s western border, and it remains an important commercial and recreational transportation link.
Vibrant cultural traditions, rituals and distinctive artwork such as temple murals, woodcarvings, and pottery make Luang Prabang an attractive destination for a wide range of interests. Due to its outstanding cultural and natural features, the town was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.
Source: Vientiane Times