Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang, Laos

Wat Xieng Thong Wat Sop Wat Sene Wat Siri Moung Khoung Wat Si Boun Houang Wat Khili Wat Suwannaphumaham Wat Nong Sikhunmuang Wat Thakmo and Wat Aham Wat Tham Phousi Wat Pa Khe and Wat Paphane Peacefulness Temple Pak Ou Caves Royal Palace Truth be told, Luang Prabang...
Peacefulness Temple, Luang Prabang

Peacefulness Temple, Luang Prabang

The Peacefulness Temple, or Pra Tard Kong, is a recently built temple just outside of town. It has become a favorite of locals and SE Asian visitors. The day we were there they were having some kind of ceremony, so we were unable to enter the temple. But as you can...
Wat Pa Khe & Wat Paphane

Wat Pa Khe & Wat Paphane

Two small wats stand together in Luang Prabang. I only spent a short amount of time at each, in fact I have 2 pictures of each wat. Wat Pa Khe or the Monastery of the Forest of Khe Trees and Wat Paphane or Monastery of the Flame Tree Forest are both located near Mount...
Wat Tham Phousi, Luang Prabang

Wat Tham Phousi, Luang Prabang

Wat Tham Phousi is located on Mount Phousi. It is an unremarkable wat except for the tall cupola topped with a single parasol and surrounded by 4 more parasols at its 4 corners. I did not see anything else like this in Luang Prabang. Additionally, it is built into the...
Royal Palace, Luang Prabang

Royal Palace, Luang Prabang

The Royal Palace was home to the royal family until 1975 when the communist Pathet Lao took over. The last crown prince of Laos, Savang Vatthana, and his family were removed from the palace and died about 5 years later in the hills near the Plain of Jars. It is now...