The power lines stretched toward the roof of the multi-layered Wat Xieng Thong

Wat xieng thong in Luang Prabang
Shot at Wat Xieng Thong, a Buddhist temple in Luang Prabang, Laos
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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.

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PHOTO DATA

No

1414

Shooting Date

Jan 2008

Posted On

February 20, 2008

Modified On

February 10, 2022

Place

Luang Prabang, Laos

Genre

Architectural Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF24MM F1.4L USM

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