The historical Har Pha Kaew Wat used to be the religious heart of Laos, but nowadays the Buddhist temple complex has been turned into a national monument. It is one of the most grand temples in Vientiane that formerly housed an Emerald Buddha. The building has been destroyed 3 times since it was first erected in 1556. There were too many wars between die Siamese (Thais) and Laotians. Vientiane, which in those days was not the capital of Laos, was often invaded by the Siamese. The last restoration was made during the French Colonial Period.
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pajaran (45627) 2013-04-21 21:46
Dobar tekst o starom Hramu ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo pokazane skulpture i fasada.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Good article on the old Temple ...
Good picture, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, nicely demonstrated sculptures and facades.
Have a great and successful day, all the best in the new week that started.
dkmurphys (44761) 2013-04-21 22:03
Very attractive line of perspective. I like the colors and the contrasts. Well taken.
papagolf21 (81730) 2013-04-22 0:09
Félicitations pour cette très belle prise de vue. La diagonale est parfaite pour valoriser la beauté des lieux.
Très bonne journée.
mauro61 (52623) 2013-04-22 0:11
mi piace la diagonale compositiva con la serie di statue ai piedi dell'architettura,
manrezaei (1833) 2013-04-22 4:37
Here is a very beautiful place to visit. I like the statues behind shadow. You captured the details and composition very well. The colors, lights and contrast well managed.
marabu61 (6603) 2013-04-22 6:46
This is a pleasant picture about the historical Vat in Vientianne. The shadow has created some intriguing colors on the statues along which the eys follows in the frame.
have a good time
zoomer (6) 2013-04-22 7:15
Hi,love the intricacy of the architecture along with the colors,so well shown in your composition.Wonderful experience,all the best,Wolf.
bona (11959) 2013-04-22 9:34
pretty place. I like very much the statues of Budha and the many details on the wall. Why this building was detroyed so many times? Nice to know they have erected it again. 1556, it have almost the age of Brazil as country, Amazing!
Sonata11 (32261) 2013-04-22 19:14
this is striking beautiful place. Wonderfully presented to us. Very interesting note you added and thank you so much. This is always something new for me. I'm so grateful. Tfs.
All the best,
serp2000 (35914) 2013-04-28 10:45
I love this culture, excellent presentation of the Wat. I had read the history of Laos before my visit there.
I wonder by location on the TE. They said Vientian placed on the North of Laos. ;)
Angshu (53990) 2013-05-02 4:17
You share with us a nice picture of this historical Wat in the Loatian capital. The diagonal enhances the depth and the details are well rendered. Long shadows which come from the left add another dimension to this picture. Good work!
- Copyright: Urs Muller (Urs) (14082)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-02-27
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus E3, Leica D Vario Elmarit 14-50mm F2.8-3.5, 8 Gb SD Card, Cokin 121 grad grey (ND4)
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
- Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-21 18:09