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Photo of the Week – The Monks of Luang Prabang

By on Jun 18, 2011 in Laos | 0 comments

  Luang Prabang is my favourite city in South East Asia! It is a place that relaxes the soul, inspires spirituality and bountifully rewards the traveller who attempts the arduous journey through the land of a million elephants. I took this photograph of three young men who has just left one of the monasteries that resides within the slopes of Phu Si. These young Buddhist monks were presumably heading to the local river to bathe themselves, which is a common sight alone the river’s shores. What I loved about Luang Prabang, besides the immense culture, is the colour and vibrancy of the place. From the bright orange and yellows of the monks garments, to the intense red and blue parasols being sold in the markets. Delicious grilled fish would be laid upon the most vibrant green banana leaves and dazzling golden statues of Buddha would adorn the various Wats. Luang Prabang is a relaxing visit, alive with colour and is a beautiful place to spend a week recharging your soul before heading onto Vietnam or Northern Thailand.    ...