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Buddha in Wat Xieng Thong | by Denis Li
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Buddha in Wat Xieng Thong

The interior with the Buddha in Wat (Temple) Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang, Lao People's Democratic Republic.

 

The whole temple was under restoration and (fortunately!) as they were currently repairing the roof and it was riddled with holes as a result of the works, I was able to capture this image of the setting sun streaming through the roof above Buddha's head. Really a breathtaking view.

(And the only instance in history when restoration works resulted in an even greater view of a sight than the original? :) )

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Taken on February 26, 2012