Laos is a deeply Buddhist country. That means there is a wat in every town and village. Strong colours and mythological pictures are typical for Buddhist art, as are numerous statues of Buddha. This slideshow is quite large (4.5 M), so it may take a while to load.
Most of these pictures were photographed in Luang Prabang, which is the "wat-capital" of Laos with its thirty-two temples. Because of Luang Prabang's wats and beautifully preserved colonial architecture, it was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1995.
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