The culturally rich former imperial capital (it was Japan’s capital for more than a millennium) is now a modern city with 17 Unesco World Heritage Sites.
photo by whl.travel
Luang Praban is an UNESCO World Heritage city beautifully located amidst lush green hills at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan river impresses travelers with lots of history and charm over and over again. The city was formerly the capital of a kingdom of the same name. Until the communist takeover in 1975, it was the royal capital and seat of government of the Kingdom of Laos.
© photo: ecperez original photo
Known as one of the world’s wonders and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is a home of the imposing ruins of the ancient Khmer civilization. Stretching over some 400 square kilometers, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of several capitals of the Khmer Empire of the 9th to the 15th centuries, including the largest pre-industrial city in the world.