Images of Laos - December 2004

a wat in Luang Phabang     

the back of the same wat     

a newly-built wat in Luang Phabang    
notice the shiny green tiles     

the roof of the new wat     

traditional houses in Laos     
lowland Lao people like    
to live off the ground to avoid    
the flooding of the Mekong    

another house     
the building may be a bit     
rickety, but the jars of wine     
stored below look nice and safe    

sunset over the Mekong River