Vientiane, Laos

There are over 6,000 Buddha images at Wat Si Saket, the oldest surviving temple in Vientiane, Laos's pleasantly relaxed capital along the Mekong River.

These novice monks came from different areas of Laos to live and study at Wat Si Saket monastery.

View from atop Patuxai or Victory Gate

Pha That Luang is the national symbol of Laos. This stupa is believed to house relics (body parts) of the Buddha.

Wat Ong Teu

Soccer game along the Mekong River, the natural border between Laos and Thailand...

Thailand and its fleeting cellphone towers lie just across the Mekong from Vientiane, the easy-going capital of Laos.

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