Thursday, May 4, 2017

LAOS ~ Wat Xieng Thong - Luang Prabang ~

... Two more great Laos postcards for my collection thanks to travelling Jobbo... (just noticed I have now 7 Laos postcards and they were all sent by you ♥) it's the most historically significant and impressive of Luang Prabang’s many wats and a perfect example of Laos’ iconic religious architecture.... .for me the most beautiful off the temple is that low elegant flowing roof that almost touches the continues to be a favorite place for Buddhist festivals and celebrations, often center to honoring folk spirits and the Buddha himself.... Thanks a lot dear Jobbo!!❁◕ ‿ ◕❁
Photo: Jatupom Rutnin

Wat Xieng Thong is a small temple built in the year 1560 and whose literal translation means Temple of the Golden City. I's situated  along the banks of the Mekong River and the Nam Khan River in the city of Luang Prabang, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Laos.

This temple was used from its origins as a Royal Temple where are they crowned the Kings of Laos and also as monastery. The temple is known as the gate of the city as the official Royal departed and arrived at this place. After the fall of the monarchy in Laos at the hands of the party communist Pathet Lao in 1975, Temple Wat Xieng Thong was used as a Royal Temple.

 Days of the Week - Buddha Figures
(15- 05-2005)

The 40th Anniversary of ASEAN
(Issued 08-08-2007)

No comments:

Post a Comment