Sunday, 22 December 2013


Wat Sibboudhabat is located at the foot
of Mount Phousi, just by the edge of the Nam Khan River.

Here is my last group of photos of temples (wats or vats) in the historical UNESCO Heritage-listed Laotian town of Luang Prabang. Temple-visiting is fun if you do not mind walking and wandering for a few hours.

Wat Pakkhe is within the same complex as
Wat Sibboudhabat. The panelled door on the left
is supposed to depict Venetian merchants.

A view of small stupas at Wat Pakkhe.

Wat Visoun is a repository of rare Buddha images, and on its
grounds is the "Water Melon" Stupa or That Mak Mo.

Wat Aham is guarded by two fierce-looking demons,
and flanked by two old stupas.

The simple-looking Wat Aphai is in the shadow of
Mount Phousi. Its Buddha is protected not by a naga
but a luxuriant bougainvillea tree.

Wat Muenna is located near the steel pedestrian bridge.

Wat Mahathat is a short walk away from the night market.

The magnificent mural of Wat Mahathat.

Wat Hoxien is well known for its silver naga balustrade.

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