by Denise Heywood
Now in its third, newly updated edition
"Denise Heywood's elegant prose style ... combines with equally stylish photography to form a beautiful record of an exquisite city" - Traveller Magazine
"Denise Heywood's new book guides you through the town's temples in detail, with lavish illustrations" - The Times
Listen to Denise talk about Luang Prabang on BBC radio: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage/index_20060930.shtml
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The book also reveals the legacy of the French colonisers who arrived in the 19th century and built elegant villas and offices that blended harmoniously with Lao secular architectural traditions. The fusion of these two cultures resulted in a singular beauty.
Finally, the book celebrates the living
arts, in particular the shimmering silkweaving, with photos of weavers
and their wealth of ancient patterns and glorious colours. Once
the preserve of the monarchy, these exceptional artistic skills have
have recently been revived.
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