Luang Prabang in Laos and Siem Reap in Cambodia are two popular Unesco-listed heritage haunts for very different reasons. In the former, one finds an uncommon wealth of resplendently restored colonial buildings turned heritage hotels, whilst the latter differs with an abundance of modern projects as it was largely developed because of its proximity to the famed Angkor complex. Perceptibly, one visits Laos’s ancient city to enjoy its historicity whereas history is preserved for show at the Khmer monument.
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