1 Like

Garden outside Si Saket Temple, Vientiane, Laos
Asia

The entrance of Si Saket Temple, Vientiane, Laos. Wat Si Saket was built in 1818 on the orders of King Anouvong (Sethathirath V.) Si is derived from the Sanskrit title of veneration Sri, prefixed to the name of Wat Saket in Bangkok, which was renamed by Anouvong's contemporary, King Rama I. Wat Si Saket was built in the Siamese style of Buddhist architecture, with a surrounding terrace and an ornate five-tiered roof, rather than in the Lao style. This may have kept it safe as the armies of Siam that sacked Vientiane in 1827 used the compound as their Headquarters and lodging place. It may now be the oldest temple still standing in Vientiane. The French restored Wat Si Saket in 1924 and again in 1930. Wat Si Saket features a cloister wall with more than 2000 ceramic and silver Buddha images. The temple also houses a museum.

Copyright: Tord remme
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 7278x3639
Uploaded: 20/04/2012
Updated: 17/04/2014
Views:

...


Tags: temple; garden; laos vientiane; buddhism; si saket; laos; vientiane; wat
comments powered by Disqus

Christoph Lueken
Wat Si Saket, Vientiane, Laos
Christian COSTEAUX
Vat Si Saket in Vientiane, Laos
Christoph Lueken
Presidential Palace, Vientiane, Laos
Tord Remme
Interior Wat Si Saket, Vientiane, Laos
Tord Remme
The Buddha niche walls at Wat Si Saket, Vientiane, Laos
Christoph Lueken
Haw Pha Kaew, Vientiane, Laos
Tord Remme
Haw Pha Kaew, Vientiane, Laos
Christian COSTEAUX
Vat Phra Keo museum in Vientiane, LAOS
Christian COSTEAUX
That Dam Stupa in Vientiane, LAOS
Christoph Lueken
That Dam, Vientiane, Laos
Christian COSTEAUX
Nam Phou fountain in Vientiane, LAOS
Christoph Lueken
Nam Phou Fountain, Vientiane, Laos
Tina Gauer & Oli Burle - www.360tourist.net
El Fanar on Christmas day
Bernd Kronmueller
Conwy castle old suspension bridge
Andrea Biffi
Fori Imperiali - Foro di Cesare
yunzen liu
the Tibetan Prayer Flag on Biri Sacred Mountain Nyingtri
Jan Vrsinsky
View From Castello, Castelsardo
yunzen liu
Shanghai lujiazui financial center at night 1
Marcio Cabral
Resurgence of Silver River
Andreas Brett
Half Dome, Yosemite National Park
Timofey Osipov
P1160664 834 52ipslogo
Juri Pozzi
Old Nobel Factory Signa 03
Jan Vrsinsky
Argentiera Bay
Ivor Linington
Norwich Royal Arcade
Tord Remme
Svartvatnet (Black Lake), Bodø, Norway
Tord Remme
Alger Sneller Calamites
Tord Remme
Bertnesskaret, Bodø
Tord Remme
The Forgotten Town, Sculpture in Gildeskål, Norway.
Tord Remme
Entrance of Royal Palace, Luang Prabang, Laos
Tord Remme
Haw Pha Kaew, Vientiane, Laos
Tord Remme
Building a new Pier in Bodø, Norway
Tord Remme
TNT @ Rock På Torget
Tord Remme
Bodø Air Show 2012 (1)
Tord Remme
Interior of Wat Doi Pa Som, Samoeng, Thailand
Tord Remme
Mountain Lake, Festvåg
Tord Remme
Stage Dolls @ Rock På Torget. Bodø, Norway
More About Asia

Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.Text by Steve Smith.