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Lovely women in traditional costume served our Loy Krathong dinner.

Loy Krathong

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

Loy Krathong is a special festival celebration in Thailand in November. Float your sorrows away and release your hopes and dreams into the heavens.

Destinations: Pathum Thani province | Nonthaburi province | Mae Hong Son | Buriram province | Ko Tao | Sukhothai | Ko Phi Phi | Uttaradit province | Khao Yai National Park | Nakorn Chaisri | Phimai | Ko Phangan | Chonburi province | Lopburi | Ranong | Satun province | Nakhon Ratchasima | Lampang | Ko Sichang | Narathiwat Province | Hua Hin | Mae Sot | Khon Kaen province | Phetchaburi | Yasothon province | Surat Thani | Golden Triangle | Hat Yai | Songkhla province | Tak province | Thailand | Phang Nga province | Kanchanaburi province | Samut Songkhram province | Krabi | Nakhon Phanom | Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng | Chachoengsao province | Ko Chang | Khon Kaen | Chumphon | Ko Samui | Surin province | Chiang Mai | Nakhon Pathom province | Loei province | Nong Khai province | Phuket | Udon Thani | Ayutthaya | Kampaengphet | Ubon Ratchathani | Bangkok | Phitsanulok | Lancang-Mekong River | Nakhon Si Thammarat province | Chiangrai province | Ko Samet | Umphang | Rayong | River Kwai | Mae Sai | Ban Chiang | Savannakhet | Pattaya
Topics: Travel | Art | Ancient History | Festivals | Adventure | 20th Century History | Religion | Traditions | Ecotourism | Culture | Nature | For Kids
Communist leader Kaysone's whiskey bottle and glass

A Communist Leader Hat Trick

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

An athlete who scores three goals in a game is said to have achieved a hat trick. In Laos I visited my third Communist Leader memorial. My hat trick accomplishment was a rather surreal experience.

Destinations: Vientiane | Laos
Topics: Culture | Travel | Adventure | People | Religion | 20th Century History | War & Conflict | Traditions | Architecture
Spirit house and shrine, Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Wat Phnom Afternoon

Robert Tompkins - rtompkins [4,382]

A visit to Wat Phnom, the historical origin of the name for the city of Phnom Penh...

Destinations: Phnom Penh | Cambodia
Topics: Travel | Religion | Architecture
That Luang Temple

Monks, Baguettes & Shopping Too

Joshua Samuel Brown - jbrown [10,407]

Though not often mentioned among Asia's top five must-visit cities, Vientiane should be high on any traveler's to-visit list . While the Laotian capital's days as a quiet backwater (visited chiefly by...

Destinations: Laos | Luang Prabang
Topics: Culture | Economy | Religion | Shopping | Traditions | Architecture | Ecotourism
Dani village in the Kurulu area, Baliem valley, Papua Barat, Indonesia

Baliem valey's mummies

Carlo Ottaviano Casana - cocasana [40]

Wim Tok Mabel's mummy held by one of his descendant. Apparently the mummy is 362 years old. Wim Tok Mabel was a "big man" and everybody in the valley wanted his advices. Even nowadays somebody is...

Destinations: Malaysia | Indonesia | Singapore | Hong Kong | Mekong River | Cambodia | Laos | Burma | Indochina | Maldives | Thailand
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Literature | 20th Century History | Art | Photography | People | Religion | War & Conflict | Ancient History | Animals | Traditions | Ecotourism | Culture | Food | Working Abroad | Architecture
Pu No and Na No, the town's guardians, prepare for the parade. Luang Prabang, Laos.

Holding Back the Years: New Year in Luang Prabang

Samantha Brown - sbrown [779]

Situated on a hill rising dramatically at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, Luang Prabang has for centuries enchanted those who arrive by boat - and this is still probably one of the...

Destinations: Laos | Luang Prabang
Topics: Culture | Travel | People | Religion | Women & Travel | Traditions | Ancient History
Noon service at the Cao Dai Temple, Tay Ninh, Vietnam.

Cao Dai Temple

Samantha Coomber - scoomber [2,671]

Saigon may well be an alluring city. But if you need a break - physically, mentally and spiritually - from this city's frenetic pace during your stay, there are plenty of day trip options out of the...

Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City | Vietnam
Topics: Travel | Religion
The majority of those offering alms to the monks were the elderly. This man appeared each morning.

6 Days in Luang Phrabang

Robert Power - rpower [240]

See Robert's web site Balance Images .

Destinations: Laos | Luang Prabang
Topics: Photography | People | Religion | Agriculture

Young Monks of Luang Prabang

Brenda Paik Sunoo - bsunoo [148]

A story told with photos.

Destinations: Laos | Luang Prabang
Topics: People | Religion
A monk at Luang Prabang's Wat Saen bundles up on a cold February day.

The Charming Monks of Laos

Donald Gilliland - dgilliland [4,035]

Visitors to Luang Prabang are usually struck by the serene, tranquil nature of this idyllic Laos town. Luang Prabang is so small and compact in fact, that it's almost absurd to even call it a city.

Destinations: Laos | Luang Prabang
Topics: Religion
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