0 Likes

Wat Piawat ruins Mouang Khoun, Laos
Asia

Muang Khoun is the old capital of the Phuan Kingdom and was the provincial capital during French colonialism. This rural centre of faded glory was heavily bombed at the end of the 1960s and bears testimony to centuries of aggression. Once the town rivaled Luang Prabang in glory but today only few ruins remain, such as Wat Piawat. The Phuan village of Ban Nasi is nearby and a good opportunity to cross a suspension bridge with a splendid view of lush fields and creeks. The villagers do basketry and weaving.

Copyright: Christian costeaux
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 19291x9645
Uploaded: 21/10/2012
Updated: 14/10/2014
Views:

...


Tags: wat piawat; ruins; buddhism; buddhist; monastery; mouang khoun; laos
comments powered by Disqus

Christian COSTEAUX
Lake near Muang Khoun, Laos
Christian COSTEAUX
Tad Lang Waterfall near the Plain of Jars site 3
Christian COSTEAUX
Phonesavan central place, Laos
Christian COSTEAUX
Plain of jars, site 2, Laos
Christian COSTEAUX
The Plain of Jars, site two
Armin Leuprecht
Plain of Jars (site 2)
Christian COSTEAUX
The Plain of Jars, site 3
Christian COSTEAUX
Plain of Jars, site 1, cave, Laos
Christian COSTEAUX
The Plain of Jars, site one
Christian COSTEAUX
Tham Piu cave, Laos
Christian COSTEAUX
The Hmong mountains from a panoramic restaurant on Road 13.
Christian COSTEAUX
Tad Xai Waterfall in Laos
Tibor Illes
National Theatre - box of honour
Ian Wright
Embarcadero, San Francisco
Leif Nygaard Eilertsen
COP15 Climate Labyrinth 20091216
Bo de Visser
Circus Renz, Haarlem (2010)
Gregor Kervina
Panoramic view from Urslja Gora Mountain (Plesivec) Slovenia - Slovenj Gradec, Ravne na Koroskem, Prevalje... and Austria bedhind...
Jann Lipka
Kungsträdgården - ice-skating
Willy Kaemena
VL LINT Cabin
Ivan Tsyrkunovich
Старая водяная мельница
kmnet
guizhou Guanxing Road
Lee Casalena
Golden Gate Bridge from Hendrik Point
kmnet
Guizhou Xingyi Road
tomuchwater
Christian COSTEAUX
Baobab field in Nianing, Senegal
Christian COSTEAUX
King Kitsarath road and mount Phousi, Luang Prabang, Laos
Christian COSTEAUX
Vat Chan in Vientiane
Christian COSTEAUX
Vat Aham in Luang Prabang, LAOS
Christian COSTEAUX
Nam Ngum artificial lake near the dam, Laos
Christian COSTEAUX
Lake near Muang Khoun, Laos
Christian COSTEAUX
Tad Lang Waterfall near the Plain of Jars site 3
Christian COSTEAUX
King Sisavangvong place in Vientiane, Laos
Christian COSTEAUX
Vat Phra Keo museum in Vientiane, LAOS
Christian COSTEAUX
Tad Xai Waterfall in Laos
Christian COSTEAUX
Vat Pa Phai in Luang Prabang, Laos
Christian COSTEAUX
The Plain of Jars, site one
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.