In Luang Prabang, the ancient capital of Laos, there are many Buddhist temples. Buddhism in Laos is Theravada Buddhism, and every temple has ordained monks, so there are many monks. I wonder how many monks there are in Laos. When I walk around this town, I never fail to see a monk. Not only in the temples, but all over the city.
I came to a Buddhist temple at the end of the peninsula-like old town, Wat Xieng Thong, which was completed in 1560. It is said to be the most prestigious temple in Luang Prabang and the most beautiful in Laos.
The main hall is built in the Luang Prabang style, with a multi-layered roof. As I gazed at the beautiful roof, I noticed several power lines stretching towards the roof. It seemed that the prestigious main hall, built nearly 500 years ago, now had electricity.
|Feb 2008 ARCHITECTURE LAOS|
|BUDDHISM ELECTRIC WIRE HALL LUANG PRABANG MAIN HALL ROOF TEMPLE WORLD HERITAGE SITE|
February 20, 2008
June 16, 2022
Luang Prabang, Laos
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