Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang has always been a place where, literally and metaphorically, different waters flow gently into one another. Located where the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers meet, tribal and colonial cultures have been mixing here since at least 700 A.D. In 1995, UNESCO declared the city a World Heritage Site, citing the fusion of architectural styles as contributing to "a unique, remarkably well-preserved townscape." These days, Luang Prabang has one foot in traditional Lao life and one in modern luxury.