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Wat Sisaket, the Siamese Style of Buddhist Architecture

I visited Wat Sisaket right after Hor Phra Keo because it’s across the street from it, and when I got there, it was 30 minutes before closing time, and sadly I didn’t get to take as many photos as I like. According to wikipedia, Wat Sisaket was built in 1818 on the orders of King… Continue reading Wat Sisaket, the Siamese Style of Buddhist Architecture

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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

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Buddha Park the Spirit City

I find this place very fascinating, just the name of the place called Buddha Park should give me the feeling of being in a serene oasis, and some comforting feeling because I‘m in a holy place, but yet my feeling is totally the opposite. According to Wikipedia, a Buddha Park, also known as Xieng Khuan… Continue reading Buddha Park the Spirit City

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At Night by the Mekong River

The most that I could remember from my childhood memory was the evening bath in the Mekong River near Parkse area.  These photos are in Vientiane at Don Chan Beach. We were staying at Paksan with my aunt the night of our Baci Ceremony, and was thinking about staying there for another night before heading… Continue reading At Night by the Mekong River

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Wat Simuang and the Guardian of the City

We didn't get to visit Wat Simuang the first time we were in Laos due to our short stay in Vientiane, and when we returned the second time, it fell on December 2, 2008, which was a Lao National Day, and many Lao local worshipers were there to worship. There are many varieties of flowers… Continue reading Wat Simuang and the Guardian of the City

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Patuxay Monument Vientiane’s Own Arc de Triomphe

I finally get to visit Patuxay on November 10, 2008, the day before we visited Boun That Luang, my dad and I took the local bus from Paksan into Vientiane for a day, it was our first time being on a local bus by ourselves in Laos and it cost 25,000 kips ($2.95) per person,… Continue reading Patuxay Monument Vientiane’s Own Arc de Triomphe