Laos, Travel

Biltmore Garden in November

Again, we didn't get to tour the town of Asheville, North Carolina.  This is a charming little town where time seems to stand still, as you can see that even McDonald looks retro. This made me think of Luang Prabang, Laos where modernization has not touched but embraced what's already there, below is a photo… Continue reading Biltmore Garden in November

Buddhism, Laos, Laos Trip, Travel

Hor Phra Keo, a Place That Once Housed the Emerald Buddha

I visited Hor Phra Keo on November 17, 2008.  It was previously the ancient temple, Hor Phra Keo was built in 1565 AD (2108 BE) by the great King Xaisetthathirath, the Lao Lanexang Kingdom (also known as Land of a million elephants) to house the Emerald Buddha 1556-1778.  It was once used as the King… Continue reading Hor Phra Keo, a Place That Once Housed the Emerald Buddha