0 Likes

Vat Pa Phai in Luang Prabang, Laos
Asia

The gilded and carved wooden façade of Wat Pa Phai monastery in Luang Prabang, Laos is more than 100 years old and is a classic Thai-Lao fresco. The name Wat Pa Phai means “Monastery of the Bamboo Forest.” Various records assign different dates to this monastery: the French historian Henri Parmentier, thought that Wat Pa Phai was built in 1645. However, the Luang Prabang historian Chao Khaminanh Vongkot Rattana, placed its construction date much later, at 1815.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wat_Pa_Phai_monastery_reliefs2009.jpg

Copyright: Christian Costeaux
Typ: Spherical
Upplösning: 16311x8155
Taken: 15/08/2010
Uppladdad: 18/10/2012
Uppdaterad: 14/10/2014
Visningar:

...


Tags: vat pa phai; luang prabang; laos; temple; buddhism; buddhist
comments powered by Disqus

Christoph Lueken
The Morning Alms
Christian COSTEAUX
Vat Chum Khong in Luang Prabang, LAOS
Christoph Lueken
Wat Nong Sikhounmuang, Luang Prabang, Laos
Christoph Lueken
Haw Pha Bang, Luang Prabang, Laos
Tord Remme
Stairway to Wat Chom Si, Luang Prabang, Laos
Tord Remme
Entrance of Royal Palace, Luang Prabang, Laos
Christian COSTEAUX
Royal palace entrance, Luang Prabang, Laos
Christian COSTEAUX
Vat Chom Si, Luang Prabang, LAOS
Christian COSTEAUX
Vat Sene in Luang Prabang, LAOS
Christian COSTEAUX
Vat Mai in Luang Prabang, LAOS
Seungsang Yoo(유승상)
Takbat
Christian COSTEAUX
King Kitsarath road and mount Phousi, Luang Prabang, Laos
Ricardo Cambón
Santiago de Compostela - Praza da Quintana
Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Montmartre's Caroussel
Robert Mročka
Pohled ze střechy meteorologické stanice na Lysé hoře
Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Montmartre's Caroussel
Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Pont de Bir Hakeim by Night
kmnet
black-headed gull
Ricardo Cambón
Santiago de Compostela - holiday Apostol
Tina Gauer & Oli Burle - www.360tourist.net
Alf Leila wa Leila Sunset
Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Sunrise from a bench in Montmartre
Kah Wai Lin
The Church of Adolf Fredrik
Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Montmartre Sunrise
Assaf Spiegler
Transhumance, Certara, Switzerland
Christian COSTEAUX
Revolution Place in Luang Prabang Laos
Christian COSTEAUX
Plain of Jars, site 1, cave, Laos
Christian COSTEAUX
Nam Xuang river, Laos
Christian COSTEAUX
Vat Si Saket in Vientiane, Laos
Christian COSTEAUX
Vang Vieng view from the former airport
Christian COSTEAUX
Royal palace entrance, Luang Prabang, Laos
Christian COSTEAUX
Vat Hosian Voravihan in Luang Prabang, LAOS
Christian COSTEAUX
Lake near Muang Khoun, Laos
Christian COSTEAUX
Nam Ngum artificial lake near the dam, Laos
Christian COSTEAUX
Vat Aham in Luang Prabang, LAOS
Christian COSTEAUX
The Plain of Jars, site two
Christian COSTEAUX
Vat Phra Keo museum in Vientiane, LAOS
Mer om 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.