Photographer's Note

At first sight Vang Vieng seems to be either completely tourism orientated or living the farmer's life. However there is a spirituality as well. There are three Wats, Buddhist monasteries, architectural nothing very special, but here everything - the buildings, the sculptures etc - is build by the monks itself. The reason: only very little money is donated, as the population is not rich, which just covers the coat of the raw material like cement, sand etc.

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Additional Photos by Urs Muller (Urs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
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