Luang Prabang, Laos February 5th 2008 Luang Prabang (and area) was a very scenic - the city itself is a UNESCO world heritage site due to the number of temples (wats) etc.
What we didn't expect is how touristy it was - it seems that since Laos opened up to tourists fairly recently and built an airport, it has been flooded with tourists. We couldn't believe how many families and older tourists were there - groups of them from all o ... read more
Asia » Laos » West » Luang Prabang Laos was under the control of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the Communist Pathe... ... read more