Buddism

A Day in Luang Prabang

November 27, 2009 · 7 comments

After arriving in Luang Prabang via slow boat down the Mekong river and missing out on buffalo burger (the restaurant sold out) I woke up early for a look around the UNESCO world heritage city in northern Laos.

Making Fruit shakes in Luang Prabang

Making Fruit shakes in Luang Prabang

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Young Monk in Laos

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The reclining Buddha through Wat Pho supporting pillars

The reclining Buddha through Wat Pho supporting pillars

Wat Pho, nearby the Grand Palace in Bangkok houses the largest reclining Buddha in the world at 46 metres long and 15 metres high. The actual Wat itself covers 80,000 Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →

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They call it the Grand Palace, the name I think is totally justified. Covering 218,000 square metres surrounded by 4 walls and completed around 1782. It was built for King Rama I’s ascension to the throne. Before this the royal palace and centre of administration was located in Thonburi. For many reasons the King decided this old location was not appropriate anymore to set up the new capital the City of Angels: Bangkok.

Colour catches the eye in every direction

Colour catches the eye in every direction

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There is a small 100 year old Chinese temple in Sandakan, it is a bit out of place now with Sandakan built around it.

Sandakan Chinese temple

Sandakan Chinese temple

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