Laos' Luang Prabang among world's top beautiful places to visit in 2024

07 Jan 2024 03:30pm
Tranquil Luang Prabang - Photo by Getty Images
Tranquil Luang Prabang - Photo by Getty Images
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VIENTIANE - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) World Heritage Site Luang Prabang in northern Laos has been listed among the 50 tourist destinations worldwide for 2024, reported Vietnam News Agency (VNA), quoting the Indian Times Travel.

Luang Prabang, ranked 11th, boasts Buddhist temples, vibrant markets, and the scenic Mekong River, making it a true haven for a laid-back escape.

The locality is also recommended for its community-led conservation efforts, groundbreaking work in ecotourism as well as sustainability and inclusive travel.

As for the Lao government’s Visit Laos Year 2024 tourism promotion programme, it's a great start to aim at bringing more foreign tourists to the country to realise the set target of welcoming at least 4.6 million domestic and foreign arrivals this year.

Apart from that, Luang Prabang received 12 travel awards in 2023 under the ASEAN Tourism Standards scheme, and is one of the most well-known provinces in Laos and a top tourist draw because of its riverside location, old temples, quaint streets and alleyways, traditional festivals, and scenic beauty.

The town’s old quarter was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1995 by Unesco, which deemed that its architecture was culturally significant and worthy of protection by the United Nations. - BERNAMA-VNA

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