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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2019, 1(1); doi: 10.25236/FSST.070115.

Cultural Heritage Preservation of the Ancient City of Luang Prabang, Laos


Jiaxiu Liu1, Pat Kotchapakdeea1 , Homhuan Buarabha2, Li Rao3 , Hu Liu3

Corresponding Author:
​Jiaxiu Liu

1. Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand 
2. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand 
3. College of Fine Arts, Southwest University, China


Luang Prabang is a famous ancient capital and Buddhist center of Lao PDR, which has history of over 1000 years. The ancient city of Luang Prabang has been listed as a cultural heritage on the World Heritage List by UNESCO. However, with the development of globalization and the increase of tourists, the cultural heritage protection of the ancient city is greatly challenged. Due to changes in people's living environment and conditions, Luang Prabang's cultural heritage protection faces many problems. Therefore, this paper aims to analyse the cultural heritage resources of the ancient city Luang Prabang, to find out the problems in protecting the culture of the ancient city and to give suggestions of cultural heritage preservation of the Ancient City of Luang Prabang.


Cultural Heritage Preservation, ancient city, Luang Prabang

Cite This Paper

Jiaxiu Liu, Pat Kotchapakdeea, Homhuan Buarabha, Li Rao, Hu Liu, Cultural Heritage Preservation of the Ancient City of Luang Prabang, Laos. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2019) Vol. 1: 103-113. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.070115.


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