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Slow boat down the Mekong | Luang Prabang | Around Luang Prabang | Vientiane


The name Vientiane (Viang Chan in Lao) is derived from Pali, the written language of Theravada Buddhism, and its original meaning was "The king's grove of sandalwood", this tree being esteemed for its fragrance in ancient India. The city is the capital of Laos and has a population of about 200,000.
That Dam (Black Stupa) Wat Sisaket
Wat Sisaket
Haw Pha Kaew One of a pair of standing Buddhas at the front of the temple Seated Buddha image #1
Back of Haw Pha Kaew Funny face Another Buddha image President's Palace, front President's Palace, back corner
French colonial villa Monks walking past an empty villa Paintings on a clothesline Fruit stand Lao National Cultural Hall, front
Lao National Cultural Hall, back corner Broom seller Restored villa, now a silk shop Dog on a table Demon guardian
Thats (stupas) at Wat Chanthabuli Staircase naga Ordination Hall (Sim) pediment Image of the Buddha protected by a naga Monks doing restoration work
Tuk tuk (samlor) driver Woman washing baby Little girl on motorbike Waiter/waitress on a break Patuxay or Victory Gate, front corner
Patuxay  or Victory Gate, front Ceiling Large sconce Top of gate King Setthathirat
Gatehouse Pha That Luang Image of the Buddha with naga Temple next to Pha That Luang Ordination Hall (Sim) next to Pha That Luang
Buddha image in front of the Ordination Hall (Sim) Naga at the corner Game of checkers View thru front doors of Wat Inpeng Doors, close up
Kuti (monks' residence) Wat Ong Teu at sunset Homes on the riverbank Aerobics class Soccer game
Sunset by the Mekong Sunset on Fa Ngum Road