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The Mystical Riches of Luang Prabang

Over the past decade, Luang Prabang has experienced an influx of investment–along with strict regulations stemming from its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The combination has helped the former royal capital of Laos maintain its status as one of Asia’s best-preserved cities, with original stone temples and French colonial architecture reflecting its complex heritage. Here are some tips on how to home in on the authentic and unexpected in this Southeast Asian gem.