Monday, February 1, 2016

LAOS ~Luang Prabang -Royale Palace - UNESCO~

... Great Laos postcard nr2....view of Laos' past....the old name of Laos is Lan Xang "the land of a million elephants and the white parasol" (the dynasty coat of arms is shown on the front porch)... all your "accidentally" bought postcards are more than welcome here Jobbo✈...with nice matching Unesco stamps...Thanks a lot!!
Photo: Michel Huteau
The former Royal Palace, now turned into a museum is situated on the banks of the Mekong river, facing the sacred Mount Phousi. Locally the Palace is known as the Haw Kham or Ho Kham, which translates to “Golden Palace”. The Palace was built between 1904 and 1909 during the time of French colonial occupation as the residence of the Laos Royal Family.

When the communists came to power in 1975, they took over the palace and sent the royal family to re-education camps. The museum that was opened to the public in 1995 after careful renovation.


World Heritage Site - Wat Phou Temple, Champasak
(Issued 14-02-2003)

UNESCO World Heritage - Luangprabang
(Issued 02-12-2010)

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