Magical town preserved by UNESCO 'loses soul', locals (China Daily) | Lao Tribune

Magical town preserved by UNESCO 'loses soul', locals (China Daily)

It is officially described as the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia, a bygone seat of kings tucked into a remote river valley of Laos. Luang Prabang weaves a never-never land spell on many a visitor with its tapestry of French colonial villas and Buddhist temples draped in a languid atmosphere. But most of the locals don’t…