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From: "Lee, Carol" >
Date: September 7, 2016 at 12:25:35 PM GMT+7
To: "Gabriel, Brian A. Jr. EOP/WHO" >
Subject: Travel pool report #6
Motorcade arrived at the temple at 12:22pm. People lined the streets to see POTUS. It's sunny. There appear to be many tourists. Will send color separately.
Background from the WH:
The Buddhist temple Wat Xieng Thong ("Temple of the Golden City") is an important symbol of Lao heritage and culture. Construction of the temple began in the 16th century, when Luang Prabang was the seat of Lao royalty. The temple was used for coronations and was under royal patronage until 1975, when the monarchy was abolished. It is currently one of Luang Prabang's most popular tourist destinations.
The Wall Street Journal