The Arts

The arts play an important part in the life of Luang Prabang. Ranging across a broad spectrum of artistic disciplines, from traditional theater, puppet shows, music, dance and every imaginable manifestation of graphic arts, the Luang Prabang community surrounds itself with artistic endeavors.

As with most of the community's culture, the arts are often interwoven with Buddhist practice, both literally and figuratively speaking.

The photographs below are drawn from Hans Georg Berger's community-based projects and give a glimpse of the intricacies of Luang Prabang and its cultural heritage, past and present.