La Chapelle Rouge
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 9:30AM
[chuck] in Dharma, Haw Tai Pha Sai-nyaat, Luang Prabang, Wat Xieng Thong

Interior shot of the Haw Tai Pha Sai-nyaat temple at Wat Xieng Thong (see Painting) in Luang Prabang, Laos. The temple is named for the rare reclining Buddha (shown above) that dates back to 1569; the French call it the Red Chapel because of the brightly painted and intricately gilded walls.  I find the whole scene strangely reminiscent of the cover of Sgt. Pepper's.

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