Carving Monk

Monk carving

The young monk was carving a statue

Shot at a Buddhist temple in Luang Prabang, Laos.

When I came to a courtyard of the temple, I saw some young monks sitting on the ground. They were just carving a wooden statue there. The young man in this photo was one of them. The courtyard was also used as a studio. What he was making seemed to be a deity called Hanuman.

The statues would be sold to the tourist and contributed to the temple. Besides, he could accumulate virtues.

When I focused on him, he stopped working and looked at my camera with a smile.

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Where is Luang Prabang?

Information of this photo

Photo No.
7290
Shooting Date
Jan 2008
Posted On
February 27, 2013
Place
Luang Prabang, Laos
Genre
Portrait Photography
Archive
Feb2013 LAOS PEOPLE
Camera
CANON EOS 1V
Lens
EF85MM F1.2L II USM
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