Luang Prabang, an ancient city and holy land of Buddhism, is located at the intersection of Nam Khan and Mekong River in northern Laos. The city extends along the left bank of Mekong River and has a flat terrain with an average elevation of 290 meters. Boasting of marvelous mountains, beautiful rivers, picturesque scenery, pleasant climate, quaint streets as well as splendid temples, stupas and royal palaces, the city, as a whole, can be a tourist destination. Moreover, it is famous for traditional handicrafts. As for transportation, there is an airport in the suburbs, and Mekong River is a viable channel from Luang Prabang to Vientiane. With a history of over 1,000 years, Luang Prabang is home to more than 30 temples and pagodas, some of which are famous in Southeast Asia, like Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham and Wat Visoun. Luang Prabang’s stupa, like That Phu Si and That Mak Mo, is unique in style. That Phu Si takes shape of a quadrangle and has a blooming-lotus-like top, while That Mak Mo looks as round as a watermelon. The Royal Palace in Luang Prabang, located in the foothills of Mount Phu Si, covers an area of 6 hectares and is divided into three major buildings with a shape like Chinese character “品”. Mount Phu Si, boasting of verdant forest, plants and the attractive That Phu Si, provides a good view of the whole city when you stand on the top of it. Many attractive scenic spots are located on the outskirts, such as Pak Ou, 30 kilometers away from the city, with many magnificent caves between the cliffs as well as thousands of Buddha statues with different shapes and sizes. In February 1998, Luang Prabang was identified by the United Nations as a World Heritage City.