Northern Laos, 2011

34. Gilded bas-relief at Wat Mai in Luang Prabang

Not far from the Royal Palace is Wat Mai, the largest temple in Luang Prabang. The facade of Wat Mai Wat consists of this magnificent gilded bas-relief which depicts scenes from the Buddha's penultimate reincarnation, set within the villages and flora and fauna of the area around Luang Prabang.

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