Vientiane, Laos
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Lao influenced Buddha images at Ho Phra Kaeo, Vientiane, Laos — May 1, 1999


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Tuk-tuk life, Vientiane, Laos — May 1, 1999


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Lao influenced Buddha images at Ho Phra Kaeo, Vientiane, Laos — May 1, 1999

Lao influenced Buddha images are similar to their Thai counterparts; an exception include the extra-long and droopy ears that are typical with most Lao sculptures. These guys are sitting half-lotus and have their robes covering only the left shoulder. If time or crime hadn’t taken it’s toll, these Buddha images would still have flames shooting out of the top of the head.


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Enjoying the rain, Vientiane, Laos — May 1, 1999


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Presidential Palace, Vientiane, Laos — May 1, 1999


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Serpent, Ho Phra Kaeo, Vientiane, Laos — May 1, 1999


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Selling bánh mì and baguettes, Vientiane, Laos — May 1, 1999


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Dog image, Ho Phra Kaeo, Vientiane, Laos — May 1, 1999


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Streets of Vientiane, Laos — May 1, 1999


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Ho Phra Keo– the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Vientiane, Laos — May 1, 1999


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River life, Vientiane, Laos — May 1, 1999


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The Central Bus Station, Vientiane, Laos — May 1, 1999