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Luang Prabang New secular building styles were introduced to Luang Prabang between 1893 and 1907 as the French gradually assumed administrative control of Laos. In constructing administrative buildings and houses the French introduced European construction techniques and materials. For instance, the restriction on the use of bricks, which were previously used only for temples, was lifted. The French, however, did not merely transplant European styles into Luang Prabang. Instead, they employed styles developed in Vietnam and produced designs inspired by vernacular temple architecture and secular wooden structures that were better suited to the warm and humid Laotian climate. As a result, a new Laotian architectural style emerged, based on indigenous domestic architecture but freely incorporating French and Vietnamese design elements along with European and Chinese technical innovations. The Laotian royalty and aristocracy, who had previously lived in wooden houses, had their new masonry residences constructed in this style. The former Royal Palace, which today houses the Luang Prabang National Museum, was built between 1904 and 1909 and serves as a fine example of the French-inspired architecture that was popular at that time. The French introduced some elements of Chinese architecture and urbanism indirectly. To execute French public works, skilled Vietnamese laborers were imported. These laborers settled near the foot of the peninsula and built their own commercial quarters which were brick, Chinese-style shop houses in rows that faced directly onto the street, with living accommodations on the upper floors. All of these architectural styles can still be seen today in Luang Prabang.

ຫລວງ​ພະ​ບາງ ​ າຄານ​ເກ່ົາ​ໃນ​ເມືອງ​ຫລວງ​ພະ​ບາງ​ບໄ ອ ໍ່​ ດ້ສ ​ ້າງ​ຂຶ້ນຕາມ​ຮູບ​ແບບ​ ສະຖາປັດຕະຍະກຳ​ຕາ​ເວັນ​ຕົກທ ​ ັງຫ ​ ມົດ ແ ​ ຕ່ເ​ ປັນກ ​ ານ​ປະສົມປ ​ ະສານ​ ລະຫວ່າງ​ສະຖາປັດຕະຍະກຳ​ຝຣັ່ງ ຈີນ ແ ​ ລະ ຫວຽດນາມ ລວມທັງ​ ສະຖາປັດຕະຍະ ກຳ​ທ້ອງ​ຖິ່ນດ ​ ັ້ງເ​ ດີມລ ​ າວ ດ້ວຍ​ເຫ​ດຜົນທ ​ າງ​ສະພາບ​ ພູມອ ​ າກາດ ຮູບແ ​ ບບ​ສະຖາ​ປັດຕະຍະ​ກຳ​ທີ່​ໄດ້ຮ ​ ັບ​ຄວາມ ນິຍົມໃ ​ ນ​ ຍຸກສ ​ ະ​ໄຫມ​ນັ້ນຄືພ ​ າລາ​ຊະ​ວັງ​ທີ່​ກໍ່ສ້າງ​ ຂຶ້ນໃ ​ ນ​ປີ 1904 ​ແລະ 1909 ​ ເຊ່ິງ​ເປັນສ ​ ະຖາປັດຕະຍະກຳ​ປະສົມແ ​ ບບ​ລາວ ແ ​ ລະ ຝຣັ່ງ ປະຈຸບ ​ ັນ ຄື​ ພິພິທະ​ພັນແ ​ ຫ່ງຊ ​ າດ​ຫລວງ​ພະບາງ ນອກຈາກ​ນັ້ນ ອາຄານ​ບ້ານ​​ເຮືອນ​ ທີ່​ຫລວງ​ພະ​ບາງ​ຍັງນ ​ ິຍົມປ ​ ຸກສ ​ ້າງ​ແບບ​ຕຶກແ ​ ຖວ​ທປ ີ່​ ະສົມປ ​ ະສານ​ ສະຖາປັດຕະຍະກຳ​ຈີນ ແ ​ ລະ ຫວຽດ ນາມ​ເຂົ້າ​ໄວ້​ດ້ວຍ 35

Sabaidee Lifestyle & Travel Magazine issue 8  

Travel Back to the Colonial Era

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