A worker updates the paintwork at the Wat Xieng Thong temple in Luang Prabang. Photo: AP

World heritage-listed Luang Prabang may be best-preserved city in Southeast Asia but has increased tourism stripped Laotian town of its soul?

Luang Prabang’s rich architectural heritage has been spared the eradication of countless historic sites across Asia but virtually every home and mom-and-pop store in the historic centre has been converted into a guest house, restaurant, cafe, bar or travel agency.

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A worker updates the paintwork at the Wat Xieng Thong temple in Luang Prabang. Photo: AP
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