Promotion of tourism
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Luang Prabang’s atmosphere feeds on various cultural expressions, such as the outdoor market in the historic centre of the city where small traders come to sell their handicrafts, tools, vegetables and local fabrics, etc.
For all these reasons, the Lao Government has promoted Luang Prabang as the Centre of cultural and natural tourism for the northern region of Lao PDR. Each year, thousands of national and international tourists visit Luang Prabang to participate in numerous centuries-old festivals such as: Lao New Year, the end of Buddhist lent the boat race festival, etc.... Traditional rites (morning alms to monks, basi ceremony, etc…) are celebrated with fervor by the local population.
The number of tourists increased constantly and will continue to be increasing in the coming years.
During three consecutive years, 2006, 2007, 2008, Luang Prabang was elected "World Top City" as a favorite destination of tourists by the British magazine Wanderlust and again, this award was assigned to us in 2010 , 2011 and 2012.