Friday, 13 March 2009

Temples in Luang Phrabang

My last day in Louang Phabang before making my way into the mountains.

I spent the day cycling around visiting the many temples that this beautiful city hosts.

Wat Xiang Thong is the most important temple in Laos and holds its holiest Buddha.

I loved this picture, it's almost like a ghost is sprinting away from the bell...

This small statute of the Buddha reminded me of early Roman art.

Monks crossing the river...

Later on I decided to get out of town and take a ferry across the Mekong to visit a village there.

While visiting Wat Long Khoun I met two of the apprentices from the temple and they offered to show me the caves of Wat Tham. The caves hold some of the Buddhas that are too damaged to be shown in main temples. Won and his friend were non stop talking machines, mostly about football.

Chinese Warriors protecting the entrance of the temple

Won and the other students by the main temple in Wat Long

Tomorrow morning I am attending the local monks procession and then I'm off on a bus to the North to hopefully discover the real Laos and do some trekking.

1 comment:

  1. I dices que no sabes de fotografia, joder, pues las fotos del blog estan muy chulas!!

    nos vemos!!