Laos Pt. 2: Luang Prabang – Buddhism meets Colonialism

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Luang Prabang (ຫລວງພະບາງ) is not the capital of Laos – but it’s safe to say it is the heart. The city, which is belongs to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, is located in the north of the country on a peninsula framed by the Mekong and the Nam Khan River. It captivates with its relaxed atmosphere, versatile culture, excellent street food, a fantastic night market, sophisticated temples and the most impressive waterfall I’ve ever seen in my life.

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“White Temple” in Thailand: bizarre and breathtaking

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After spending some time in a buddhist country like Thailand you inevitably see dozens of temples and they can’t really get you frenetically excited anymore… after a while it’s more like “ah, nice – another one…”. But I promise, that is certainly not the reaction when you see the crazy, creative and  pretty contemporary  “White Temple” in Chiang Rai (Northern Thailand). Continue reading ““White Temple” in Thailand: bizarre and breathtaking”