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The city of Luang Prabang

The city of Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is a city in northern Laos, the current capital of Luang Prabang Province. Luang Prabang was the royal capital formally Lan Xang (Kingdom of a Million Elephants) of the fourteenth century to 1946. Effective capital Vientiane was from 1563, and after the separation of the kingdom of Luang Prabang and the Kingdom of Vientiane 1707, the title of capital of Lan Xang was disputed between the two cities.

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The Plain of Jars

The Plain of Jars

The Plain of Jars is a region located in northern Laos Xieng Khouang, characterized by the presence of towering ancient stone jars fields whose meaning and origin are not yet fully understood. It extends over an area of about 1000 km2

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The capital Vientiane

The capital Vientiane

Vientiane (Viangchan, Lao) is the capital of Laos (People's Democratic Republic of Laos). Its population is estimated at around 716,000 inhabitants (2004). It is located on the left bank of the Mekong River, which marks the border with Thailand, almost opposite the Thai town of Nong Khai . Its ancient name is Sri Sattanak or Sisattanak (Lao : ສີ ສັດ ຕະ ນາກ). Sisattanak is now a district of its suburbs. The city was built in prefecture provincial status when sharing in 1989 and 1994 of the former province of Vientiane into three entities, the new Vientiane Province in the northwest, the vast

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