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With two pirogues fishing
I went to Ban Long Lao (near Luang Prabang, Lao) and stayed with the local Hmong people there. I got up with the cock around 5:30.
This guy was my host. He prepared an excellent omelette and coffee for me.
It was a great stay!
texture by Skeletalmess .
taken from Nong Khai in northern Thailand overlooking the river into Laos . 1999
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Luang Prabang - Haw Pha Bang Temple
Haw Pha Bang is located on the grounds of the Royal Palace Museum which is one of the most attactive monuments in Luang Prabang.
The very ornate structure with extensive glass and gold decoration is set on a multi level raised platform. Its multi tiered roof is adorned with stylized Naga finials at the roof’s ends. At the center top of the roof is a “Dok so faa”, an ornamental element consisting of 17 spires found on many Laos temples. The very ornate wooden front façade is carved with Buddhist depictions in green and gold colors. Stairways with multi headed mythological Naga serpents lead to the entrance, the body of the snake extending all across the balustrades. Inside the Haw Pha Bang is a large, very elaborate gilded alter where the Phra Bang Buddha image is to be enshrined.
The Haw Pha Bang temple was built to enshrine the Phra Bang Buddha, the most highly revered Buddha image in the country. The image after which the town of Luang Prabang is named is now housed in a richly ornamented shrine in the Royal Palace Museum.