Wat Si Boun Heuang

The temple is in essence a sacred place where everybody must respect the rules. In Laos, pagodas are almost social areas where bonzes, elders, children at play, and pious people mix .

This temple is especially active at mid-day : the young people from the neighbourhood come to play their favourite sport : the Kah Toh, which is a ball game almost like volleyball, but where you only use your feet. The bonzes join in sometimes, but mainly watch with amusement …

This temple has not been renovated. It shelters a pagoda in a worn state, but which is still enchanting. The ceiling is remarkable for its traditional stencilling, as well as its numerous illustrations of Buddha shown in the vihan

Wat Si Boun Heuang in Luang Prabang - vihan.


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