February 03, 2008

Laos at Night

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, Luang Prabang

Night market, Luang Prabang

Pha That Luang, Vientiane

That Dam Stupa, Vientiane

Mortar round candle holder, Phonsavanh, Xhieng Khouang

More photos from Northern Laos by Keith Kelly

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