Laos at Night

Illuminated boat for Bun Awk Phansa (Ok Watsa, Full Moon) festival at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham

Illuminated paper star for Bun Awk Phansa (Ok Watsa Full Moon) festival at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham
Bun Awk Phansa (Full Moon), Luang Prabang

The October Full Moon marks the end of the three-month rains. People release small banana-leaf boats decorated with candles, incense and small flowers at the rivers Mekong and Nam Khan. Paper lantern boats are constructed in the monasteries and paraded in a candlelight procession to the rivers.

Royal Palace Museum at night
Royal Palace Museum, Luang Prabang


Night market, Luang Prabang

Pha That Luang
Pha That Luang, Vientiane

That Dam (Black Stupa)
That Dam Stupa, Vientiane

Making some notes by mortar shell candle
Mortar round candle holder, Phonsavanh, Xhieng Khouang

More photos from Xhieng Khouang in Northern Laos by Keith Kelly

 

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Laos: Regional Getaway

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