What is a baci ceremony? What is the significance of alms giving? How do Lao women carry their babies on their back while they work? These are some of the questions answered at Heritage House. Here you will be able to see samples of Lao textiles, learn about the country’s rich ethnic diversity, read information about Buddhism and family life - as well as view an informative documentary about the customs and culture of Laos.

Heuan Chan is a traditional wooden house dated back to 19th century. In Lao language, Heuan means house and the owner of this house was Mrs. Chan - that is how the name derived from. In honour to the house owner, we still keep the name as it is today.

Situated in the heart of Luang Prabang peninsula, Heun Chan is a very rare surviving example of a pre-colonial Lao style aristocratic mansion - just only to see the house is already worth visiting. The house consists of a white and blue façade with the "Eyes of Gods" on top.

The house belonged to Thong Sayasith family, a palace high dignity, until mid 90's.

Heuan Chan went under the UNESCO World Heritage listing process between 1987 to 1995 and it is listed in Number 119.

After that, in 1996, the government rented the house and started the renovation. It was one of the first renovation buildings in town. So Heuan Chan was used as a case study to formalize the Town's Renovation Projects.

The second renovation undergone in 2006 including some additional structures to the house for opening as an information and exhibition center.

And it was in 2017, when Thansamay Family rented out the property for the third renovation and gave the Revival of the Place to the city of Luang Prabang and people who come to visit.

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