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ID: 1082490
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1082490

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Louangphrabang (inhabited place)  Louangphrabang (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 19 52 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 19.8667  decimal degrees
Long: 102 08 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 102.1333  decimal degrees

Note: Traditional center for goldsmithing, silversmithing, and lacquerware; site of over 20 Buddhist pagodas including the Phu Si which is said to enshrine the footprint of Buddha.

Names:
Louangphrabang (preferred,C,V)
Luang Prabang (H,V)  ............ renamed ca. 1563 after a Sinhalese gold Buddha, Pra Bang, who arrived in the town around 1356
Muong Swa (H,V)  ............ ca. 1353 - 1563
Luan Praban (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Lao (nation)  ........  Lao (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Louangphabang (province)  ............  Louangphabang (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Louangphrabang (inhabited place)  ................  Louangphrabang (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was renamed ca. 1563, after a Sinhalese gold Buddha, Pra Bang, who arrived in town in 1356
town (C)
regional capital (C)
port (C)
capital (H)  ............  of Lan Xang kingodm, 1353-1707; of Luang Prabang kingdom, 1707-1946
World Heritage Site (C)  ............  since 1995

Sources and Contributors:
Louangphrabang..........  [VP Preferred]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 492
.............................  Library of Congress Name Authority File 82062447, accessed 27 July
.............................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Luang Prabang..........  [VP]
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 492
Luan Praban..........  [VP]
.......................  Library of Congress Name Authority File 82062447, accessed 27 July
Muong Swa..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 492
....................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 27 July 2010
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 492
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  UNESCO World Heritage Centre [online] (1992-) accessed 27 July 2010
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 27 July 2010

 

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