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Posts tagged "Pha That Luang"

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Motorbike at Phra That Luang (Vientiane, Laos)

Phra That Luang <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pha_That_Luang> is a national symbol of Laos. It is a large Buddhist stupa in the center of its capital, Vientiane. The original was supposedly built in the 3rd century, and has been built and rebuilt many times since then. The current structure is a restoration and reconstruction from the 1930s. I hope...

Khawp Jai, Laos!

And so the adventure ends. It was my biggest and longest trip since last year’s three-week Southeast Asian trip, and my first major one this year (not to mention the first one with my new passport). It was an exciting one for me, too, visiting a new country for the first time, and revisiting a...