Laos (2004)
Photos per year (number): 2004 (176)
View of the countryside near Vientiane

Street restaurants along the Mekong

Street of Vientiane in the morning

Presidential Palace

Thanon Lan Xang street

Wat Si Saket

Wall surrounding Wat Si Saket

Rich wooden carvings

Monk cleaning the grounds of Wat Si Saket

Impressive alignment of Buddhas

A peacfeul Buddha statue

Variety of Buddha styles

Image of eternal serenity

Each niche contains a pair of small Buddha statues

Buddha portrait

Top view of a classic Buddha pose

Plundered Buddha statues are stocked here

Courtyard of Wat Si Saket

Wat Si Saket temple

Inside Wat Si Saket

Naga at Haw Pha Kaew

Elegant door

Fine window

Haw Pha Kaew

Checkers made from cola bottle tops

Fisherman on the Mekong River

A stupa in the heart of Luang Prabang

Wat Manolom

Lao Red Cross

Wat Wisunalat

Beautiful monk robes at Wat Wisunalat

Life along the river

Typical Asian scene of a man hanging around smoking, and a fighting rooster

Heart of touristy Luang Prabang

The sun sets behind the tall mountains

Stupa at the top of That Chomsi

Among the tourists on Phousy Hill

North-east view of Luang Prabang

Misty view of Luang Prabang at sunset

Monks on top of Phousy Hill

Children selling goods along the road in a Hmong village

Hmong village selling paper handicraft

Growing vegetables along the Mekong River

A speedboats rushes in a loud fury past us

Writing notes on the boat

Mekong views

A girl washes her shoe in the river

Clothes put out to dry

A Hmong house

Hmong village

Girls at work

Pigs eager to receive food

Hmong kids playing around

Man carving a broomstick

Children games on the sandy banks of the Mekong

The sun hits my bare head

Pak Ou caves

Entrance to the Pak Ou caves

Entrance to the upper cave

Small Buddha statues offered by the faithful

Buddha offerings

Mekong view from the Pak Ou caves

Stupa and Buddha statues offerings

Offerings in Pak Ou

Buddha statuettes

Multitude of Buddha statues at Pak Ou

A man reads an amusing sign

Kuangsi waterfall

Impressive setting of the Kuangsi waterfall

Kuangsi waterfall, with a few people swimming

Bottom of Kuangsi waterfall

Walking at the top of the waterfall

Water steps at the top of the waterfall

A lovely meadow on the plateau of the Kuangsi waterfall

Girls at work next to the Kuangsi waterfall

Cascading waters beyond the main Kuangsi waterfall

Our bicycles parked in front of the restaurant

Somchan restaurant

An offering by the Drum Tower of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham

Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham

A monk's head reminds me of my own...

Relief scenes of Buddha's life

A splendidly decorated door

A scene from Buddha's life

Altar of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham

A replica of the Emerald Buddha, now in Bangkok

Elaborate Buddha statues

A beautiful door

Sophisticated gong

Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham in front of the Phousy Hill

A busy school break

Impressive fighting between school children

A quiet ride in the colonial part of town

Wat Xieng Thong

Funerary Carriage

Super style of Wat Xieng Thong

Roof decoration of Wat Xieng Thong

Sticky rice offerings

Monks grilling food in Wat Xieng Thong

Beautiful printed decorations

My image in the mosaics

Wat Xieng Thong

Inside Wat Xieng Thong

A Buddha statue used for rituals

Reclining Buddha in a chapel

A fabric of decorative paper

Patterns of a paper fabric

Polishing paper

Drying paper patterns

Monks having lunch at Wat Saen

Gathering for prayers at Wat Saen

Lunchtime at Wat Saen

Monk eating glutinous rice

A colourful monk lunch

Crossing the old bridge

Preparing chicken feet

View of green Luang Prabang from the old bridge

Royal Palace Museum

Wat Pa Phon Phao

Luang Prabang seen from the western bank of the Mekong

Monks beating the drum

Girls slipping and playing in the river bank's mud

Playing volleyball with the locals

Ready for more ball action

Impressive hills near Vang Vieng

Inside Tham Jang cave

View of Vang Vieng from Tham Jang cave

The empty strip in the middle of Van Vieng

Village by the Ang Nam Ngum lake

Capturing the moment

Filling up our motorbike's tank

The sturdy motorbike

An old woman rocks a kid

A proud driver...

The ever peaceful buffalo stares blankly

Ang Nam Ngum lake

Speed on the lake

A boat terminal on the lake

An excellent lunch from the lake

One of the dams blocking the lake

Filling up along the road

Quiet life in Vang Vieng

A bamboo bridge across the Nam Song

Road up to Pha That Luang

Splendid day to see the Pha That Luang

Coming into the grounds of the stupa

Golden radiance of the stupa

Wide view of the Pha That Luang

Classic naga staircases

A naga on the roof

Looking up to the golden stupa

Shadow of the Buddha

Completing the full circle

Last view of the Pha That Luang

Old colonial house

Wat Ong Teu Mahawihan

Inside Wat Ong Teu Mahawihan

Colourful offerings

Sport action next to Wat Hai Sok

The impressive roof of Wat Hai Sok

About to make a move

Wat In Paeng

Bright fresh colours of Wat In Paeng

An elementary school

Children at school

Attaching a ritual bracelet

Altar of Wat Si Muang

Variety and colours of the offerings

Spiritual atmosphere

Sophisticated offerings

Incense and offerings

A woman prays in front of a votive Buddha statue

The faithful come for blessings

An amusing statued of a king

Children playing at throwing their sandals

A family picture at Wat Si Muang



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