Saturday, September 3, 2016

LAOS ~ Ho Phra Kheo - Vientiane ~

....Postcard nr3 shows a lovely view of one of the capital's oldest is no longer a place of worship, but still a very sacred place in Laos... set in beautifully kept gardens... because Laos is regarded as one of the lesser-known Asian countries I could hardly believe your story about the Belgian Bar (I googled it) and yep it's true ʘ͜͡ʘ...congrats with your dutch and knowledge of our cuisine....Big Thanks Jobbo!!  ❣◕ ‿ ◕❣
photo: Michel Huteau

This 1565-built temple built by King Setthathirat is named after the sacred image it once housed, the Phra Kaew or Emerald Buddha, a 66 centimetre statue carved from a single jade stone. It was the  former royal temple of the Lao monarchy.

The temple is now a museum and is no longer used as a place of worship.The museum contains a gilded throne, Khmer Buddhist stelae, bronze frog drums, wooden carvings and palm-leaf manuscripts.

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