Picture in prospective of some Buddha statues in a temple in Vientiane, Laos. The statues represent Buddha is a seated position and they are all of an orange to brownish color. The wall behind the statues has a lot of "holes" containing smaller Buddha  statues, which are not visible in this picture. On a lower level there are some smaller, bronze statues of Buddha in different poses.

Laos, a predominantly Buddhist country, is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang, which impressed us with its deeply ingrained cultural traditions. Here we explored lush jungles, took in the sights of striking waterfalls, and witnessed the steadfast presence of the Mekong River. But Laos is more than its scenery; it's a place of culture and heritage, with a troubled, and widely unrecognised, recent history.


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