Town of Luang Prabang

Luang PrabangDate of Inscription: 1995
Province of Luang Prabang
N19 53 20 E102 08 00

Luang Prabang is a city located in north central Laos, on the Mekong River about 425 km north of Vientiane, and the capital of Luang Prabang Province. The current population of the city is about 103,000. 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.