Category : Laos

My Graphic Representation of Lao Umbrella Girl on Scooter. Click on image to see another version

When I think of Laos, I do not think of monks and temples, I think of people riding two-wheelers with an open umbrella in a hand. Wherever you go in Luang Prabang, you see girls and women riding scooters, motorbikes, and bicycles with open umbrellas in hands. No matter what the weather, in sunny, rainy and cloudy days nobody wears …

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People of Laos. Stranger Portraits

Laos (officially the Lao People’s Democratic Republic) has one of the lowest population densities in Asia (20 persons per square km). It’s estimated population is about 6 million people. Compare to Vietnamese 88 million! Nevertheless, Lao culture is very rich and many people live according to its old traditions. Today I would like to share some captured memories of strangers …

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Monks of Laos

How great the robe of liberation A formless field of merit. Wrapping ourselves in Buddha’s teaching, We save all beings. [Dogen. Kesa Kudoku] I have been thinking that Buddhist monks wear orange or maroon robes and shave their heads as a symbol of simplicity. But, it is not that simple! Working on this post, I have found an article which …

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Monks of Laos

Luang Prabang is a city located in north central Laos, at the confluence of the Nam Khan river and Mekong River. Until the communist takeover in 1975, it was the royal capital and seat of government of the Kingdom of Laos. This small city has almost eighty temples and monasteries and house more than 1,000 monks. Much of the monk …

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Hanoi, Vietnam

Inspired by 1974 and 1985 documentary films ‘Shocking Asia’, I was always more interested in exploration/photography of the Asian continent than any other. I was not looking to experience “not for the faint of heart” bizarre rituals or exotic sexual pleasures. But, fascinating culture of Far East, its charming people, and wonderful food pulled me like a magnet. Within last …

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