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Luang Prabang, the former royal capital is situated on a peninsula formed by the Mekong River and the Nam Khan or Khan River and is surrounded by limestone hills. Legend says that Buddha smiled when he rested here for a day during his travels, prophesying that it would one day be the site of a rich and powerful capital city.

Luang Prabang, the former royal capital is situated on a peninsula formed by the Mekong River and the Nam Khan or Khan River and is surrounded by limestone hills. Legend says that Buddha smiled when he rested here for a day during his travels, prophesying that it would one day be the site of a rich and powerful capital city.

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