Temples and stupas in Laos

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Temples and stupas in Laos

Postby GraemeR » Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:40 am

appicchato wrote:
Because you live in Rayong far from Bangkok(8 hrs driving)


More like three (mas o menos)...


Bangkok is still to close for my liking ....

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Re: Temples and stupas in Laos

Postby gavesako » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:50 am

Nice article giving the background to Lao Buddhist culture and festivals:

http://www.buddhismandaustralia.com/ind ... sopha.html
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Re: Temples and stupas in Laos

Postby Kim OHara » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:16 am

gavesako wrote:Nice article giving the background to Lao Buddhist culture and festivals:

http://www.buddhismandaustralia.com/ind ... sopha.html

Thank you, bhante.
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Re: Temples and stupas in Laos

Postby Kim OHara » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:23 pm

Cave Buddha 1.jpg
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The limestone mountains are riddled with caves and my tour group visited a few. Just inside one of them, in the countryside outside Vang Vieng, we saw this shrine. The large statue is well over life size. One of the local guides told me that it was set up there when the communists took over and outlawed Buddhism so that people could keep their religion going in secret.
He also said it was 'very old' but I think that was relative to him - he was maybe 30, so it would have been set up in his parents' and grandparents' time.

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Re: Temples and stupas in Laos

Postby yawares » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:10 pm

Dear Kim,

I found this picture of beautiful Buddha and his monks(in Laos):
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