Buddhism, Laos, Laos Trip, Travel

Wat Prabath Phonsanh and the Legend of Naga – Part II Wat Phonsanh

Continued from Wat Prabath Phonsanh and the Legend of Naga - Part I Wat Prabath Wat Phonsanh just like the name suggested sits on top of a hill (Phon means hill), approximately ½ or less mile from Wat Prabath, and along the Mekong River. It’s almost ironic of how I realized that this is the… Continue reading Wat Prabath Phonsanh and the Legend of Naga – Part II Wat Phonsanh

Buddhism, Community

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part VII Nagas on the Rooftop

Continued from: Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part VI Tuk Badt (Almsgiving) and Paying Homage to the Triple Gems We arrived at Wat Lao Buddhavong on Thursday evening, the first thing I noticed right away are the beautiful Phraya Nak or Nagas on the rooftop, as a Buddhist myself, I was brought up… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part VII Nagas on the Rooftop

Mystery, Thai Folk, Thai Tradition

Bang Fai Phaya Nark (Naga fireballs)

Translator : Aketawan Manowongsa Bang Fai Phaya Nark (Naga fireballs) is a phenomenon that the mysterious fireballs raise from the Mekong River into the air above water surface. The fireballs are smoke-less, smell-less, and sound-less. They rise 20-30 meters straight up to the air then disappear without falling back to the earth as the normal… Continue reading Bang Fai Phaya Nark (Naga fireballs)