Chinese temple

Tue 1st November 2011

Malaysia has a real mix of religions. The country has a mixture of Islam, Buddhism, Daoism, Hinduism and Christians. This little chap was chilling out in a Chinese temple.

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Praying at dusk

Sun 4th September 2011

We were treated to a rare sight, Monks chanting and saying their evening prayers. They pray twice a day, once when they wake at 4.30am and once in the evening.

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We had to be very quiet as to not disturb the Monks while they were chanting. Luckily my camera has a quiet shutter setting so I don’t think they knew I was there taking the photo.

 
Claire

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The atmosphere inside the temple was still, as if waiting until the Monks were finished praying.

 

The hilltop view

Sun 4th September 2011

We took a walk around Pak Beng, walking past their only bar and gawping at the food market. There was a very pretty view on the hill of the Mekong River.

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Our guide told us the Mekong River runs through 5 countries – Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and China. That’s one mighty long river!

 

Smiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiile

Tue 30th August 2011

Here’s our tour group at one of the grand temples. We liked the beautiful design on the ceiling, so decided to capture it combined with 9 cheesy grins!

Matt

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After 4 tries to get this photo right everyone was getting bored. So this one will have to do.

 
Claire

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Taking a photo with 9 people is harder than you think. Someone’s nose is always going to get cut off!

 

Sabaidee local Monk!

Tue 30th August 2011

The people in Laos are extremely friendly, much more so than Vietnam. This Monk was very interested in where we were all from, he was happy and smiley.

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Sabaidee means ‘hello’ in Laos. Our tour guide told us we would love Laos people, but we didn’t realise quite how much we’d got used to the hostile Vietnamise. This is going to be a fun week!

 
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