Buddhism, Laos, Laos Trip, Travel

Wat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang

I visited Wat Xieng Thong on November 14, 2008. According to seasite.niu.edu, Wat Xieng Thong is one of the most important temples in Laos. The word "wat" in Lao means temple, in this case, the Temple of the Golden City. Wat Xieng Thong is very old, built around 1560 by King Setthathirat, a patron of… Continue reading Wat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang

Buddhism, Lao Tradition, Laos, Laos Trip, Travel

Morning Almsgiving in Luang Prabang Laos

Everyday was a sunny day for me in Laos.  We got to Luang Prabang late the night of November 13, 2008, and stayed at Nam Soke Guest House that only cost us 80,000 kip per night, that’s less than $9.50 per night, and I was kind of surprised because I've heard that it's very expensive… Continue reading Morning Almsgiving in Luang Prabang Laos