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Down the Mekong river on private slow boat to Luang Prabang (30 Dec 2009 - 03 Jan 2010)

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Wat Xieng Muan, Luang Prabang
Wat Xieng Muan, Luang Prabang

A typical house in Luang Prabang old town
A typical house/building or a shop in Luang Prabang

Night (evening) market in Luang Prabang
Night market in Luang Prabang

A window of Wat Paphaimisai Yaram, Luang Prabang
Wat Paphaimisai Yaram, Luang Prabang

The drum of Wat Paphaimisai Yaram, Luang Prabang
The drum of Wat Paphaimisai Yaram

Wat Siphoutthabat Thippharam, Luang Prabang
Main building/hall of Wat Siphoutthabat Thippharam

Wat Siphoutthabat Thippharam, Luang Prabang
Roof design of Wat Siphoutthabat Thippharam.
Most of the Wats (Buddhist temple buildings) in Laos have the similar roofing designs. Wat or Wihan or Monastery or Kyaung in South Asia - Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, India, Sri Lanka, is a place where many activities related to (Buddhist) religious traditions and learning are set. Monks and nuns live there. Learning or debate on Philosophy of religion, teaching, ceremonies, and other Buddhist festivals that usually take place on full moon days are arranged in Wat. Some Buddhist monasteries also teach school subjects to children of poor families. Travellers can also ask for permission to overnight stay at the village Wat.

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