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Photo of the Week – The Monks of Luang Prabang

By on Jun 18, 2011 in Laos | 0 comments

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The Monks of Luang Prabang in Laos

The Monks of Luang Prabang in Laos

 

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.

Food Markets in Luang Prabang, Laos

Food Markets in Luang Prabang, Laos

 

Offerings whilst walking through Phu Si, Luang Prabang

Offerings whilst walking through Phu Si, Luang Prabang

 

Golden Buddha in Luang Prabang, Laos

Golden Buddha in Luang Prabang, Laos

The colours of Luang Prabang

The colours of Luang Prabang

 

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