Laos

 

Home

Summaries

Journals

Gallery

FAQ

 

Gallery

Antarctica!
160 pictures

Antarctica - There and Back
59 pictures

Europe
25 pictures

Nepal - Annapurna
118 pictures

Nepal - Manaslu
171 pictures

Nepal - Kathmandu
68 pictures

India - Jodhpur
46 pictures

India - Udaipur and the Devi Garh
51 pictures

India - Ranthambore and Jaipur
46 pictures

India - Agra
41 pictures

India - Delhi
27 pictures

Australia - Driving the south
42 pictures

Australia - Around Sydney
43 pictures

Australia - 2000 Olympics
51 pictures

Australia - Great Barrier Reef
23 pictures

Bali, Indonesia
47 pictures

Cambodia
116 pictures

Vietnam - Can Tho and Saigon
54 pictures

Vietnam - Central
36 pictures

Vietnam - Ha Long Bay
18 pictures

Vietnam - Hill Tribes
71 pictures

Vietnam - Hanoi
25 pictures

Laos
87 pictures

Bangkok
43 pictures

China - Wuhan and Shanghai
28 pictures

China - Cruising the Yangtze
99 pictures

China - Beijing
88 pictures

Egypt - Abu Simbel and Cairo
49 pictures

Egypt - Cruising the Nile
65 pictures

Egypt - Luxor
67 pictures

Egypt - Diving and Touring
16 pictures

Jordan - Petra
69 pictures

Israel
33 pictures

Norway
56 pictures

USA - Home for Kira's wedding
3 pictures

Ecuador - Quito and surroundings
50 pictures

Ecuador - Galapagos Islands
85 pictures

Ecuador - Amazon Jungle
44 pictures

Peru - Machu Picchu
70 pictures

Peru - Cusco & Sacred Valley
50 pictures

Bolivia
10 pictures

South Africa - Blyde River Canyon
14 pictures

Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls
67 pictures

South Africa - Cape Town & surroundings
33 pictures

South Africa - Motorcycle trip
83 pictures

Argentina - Around Iguazu
30 pictures

Argentina - Iguazu Falls
82 pictures

Argentina - Buenos Aires
11 pictures

Argentina - Bariloche area
38 pictures

Chile - Lake Region
45 pictures

Chile - Pucon area
24 pictures

Argentina - El Calafate & El Chalten
58 pictures

Chile - Torres del Paine
67 pictures

Argentina - Ushuaia & Tierra del Fuego
60 pictures

Chile - Santiago & Punta Arenas
21 pictures

Rio Dulce, Guatemala & Copan, Honduras
29 pictures

Guatemala - Coban & Semuc Champay
16 pictures

Guatemala - Tikal ruins
22 pictures

Guatemala - Antigua area
62 pictures

Belize
42 pictures

Categories

Pictures of Us
1 pictures

Our Favorites
30 pictures

Pictures we printed
397 pictures

Transportation
36 pictures

A Day In Our Life
11 pictures

We enjoyed Laos a lot, it is quite laid back


The Grand Stupa, a national monument

Sun Aug 6, 2000
That Luang, Vientiane, Laos


Us at That Luang

Sun Aug 6, 2000
That Luang, Vientiane, Laos


Nearby side temple

Sun Aug 6, 2000
That Luang, Vientiane, Laos


View of Vientianne

Sun Aug 6, 2000
Victory Gate, Vientianne, Laos


Decorative tower top with Mekong river in the distance

Sun Aug 6, 2000
Victory Gate, Vientianne, Laos


A dragonfly (because there are thousands here)

Sun Aug 6, 2000
Haw Phra Kaew, Vientianne, Laos


Dozens of Buddha figures decorate the wat

Sun Aug 6, 2000
Haw Phra Kaew, Vientianne, Laos


Tom with a decorative dragon water channel to cleanse Buddhas on the New Year

Sun Aug 6, 2000
Haw Phra Kaew, Vientianne, Laos


Wat Sisaket (used to house Emerald Buddha)

Sun Aug 6, 2000
Wat Sisaket, Vientianne, Laos


Louisa imitates a Buddha in the Earth position

Sun Aug 6, 2000
Wat Sisaket, Vientianne, Laos


The Presidential Palace

Sun Aug 6, 2000
Vientianne, Laos


Louisa with a lotus flower

Mon Aug 7, 2000
Vat Xieng Phong, Luang Prabang, Laos


The Buddha

Mon Aug 7, 2000
Vat Xieng Phong, Luang Prabang, Laos


Dragon water channel

Mon Aug 7, 2000
Vat Xieng Phong, Luang Prabang, Laos


Louisa inspects the wall paintings

Mon Aug 7, 2000
Vat Xieng Phong, Luang Prabang, Laos


Vibrant purple glass facade of a small side temple

Mon Aug 7, 2000
Vat Xieng Phong, Luang Prabang, Laos


Pink painted wall adorned witth color glass figures

Mon Aug 7, 2000
Vat Xieng Phong, Luang Prabang, Laos


Udong explains the story to Louisa (burial stupa to the side)

Mon Aug 7, 2000
Vat Xieng Phong, Luang Prabang, Laos


Beautiful colored glass mosaic telling many stories

Mon Aug 7, 2000
Vat Xieng Phong, Luang Prabang, Laos


Colorful painted wall and Buddha statues

Mon Aug 7, 2000
Vat Xieng Phong, Luang Prabang, Laos


The drum used to summon the faithful on days of prayer (water buffalo hide)

Vat Khi Li, Luang Prabang, Laos

Tom with a Buddhist monk

Mon Aug 7, 2000
Vat Khi Li, Luang Prabang, Laos


A new stupa with brightly colored glass

Mon Aug 7, 2000
Vat Si Boun Heuang, Luang Prabang, Laos


A Buddha in the rain position (very appropriate!)

Mon Aug 7, 2000
Vat Sop, Luang Prabang, Laos


Racing paddle boat made from one trunk of mahogany

Mon Aug 7, 2000
Vat Mai, Luang Prabang, Laos


Children playing in the mud

Mon Aug 7, 2000
Vat Visounalath, Luang Prabang, Laos


The Watermelon Stupa

Mon Aug 7, 2000
Vat Visounalath, Luang Prabang, Laos


Big Buddha, with a smaller Hindu Buddha in front 3102 Pedestal seat for monks reading scriptures on holy days

Mon Aug 7, 2000
Vat Visounalath, Luang Prabang, Laos


Old smiling Buddha statue

Mon Aug 7, 2000
Vat Visounalath, Luang Prabang, Laos


A boy takes a Laotian shower in the gutter runoff

Mon Aug 7, 2000
Vat Visounalath, Luang Prabang, Laos


Traditional Laos band with music

Parasol Blanc Hotel, Luang Prabang, Laos

Laotian dancing girls

Parasol Blanc Hotel, Luang Prabang, Laos

3 varieties of traditional dress

Mon Aug 7, 2000
Parasol Blanc Hotel, Luang Prabang, Laos


Fanciful headresses for dancing

Mon Aug 7, 2000
Parasol Blanc Hotel, Luang Prabang, Laos


Newly constructed wat

Mon Aug 7, 2000
Royal Palace Museum, Luang Prabang, Laos


The gorgeous green glass of the new wat

Mon Aug 7, 2000
Royal Palace Museum, Luang Prabang, Laos


Us on a long boat on the Mekong

Mon Aug 7, 2000
Mekong River north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Dead pig floating in the Mekong

Mon Aug 7, 2000
Mekong River north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Riverside village

Mon Aug 7, 2000
Mekong River north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Speedboat zooms by, note helmeted passengers

Mon Aug 7, 2000
Mekong River north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Distilling the rice wine

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Baan Sang Hai village, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Typical village home

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Baan Sang Hai village, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Children playing hopscotch

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Baan Sang Hai village, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Village stupa

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Baan Sang Hai village, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Decorated village temple

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Baan Sang Hai village, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Construction of a new house

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Baan Sang Hai village, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Jugs of fermenting rice

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Baan Sang Hai village, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Another speedboat

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Baan Sang Hai village, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Children playing

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Baan Sang Hai village, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Beautiful Laos countryside

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Mekong River north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Louisa in front of our lunch feast

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Ban Pak Ou village, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Us picnicing on kindergarten tables

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Ban Pak Ou village, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Sheer cliff with lower cave

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Ban Pak Ou village, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Udong and Louisa with long boat

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Ban Pak Ou village, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Approaching the Pak Ou Caves

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Mekong River north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Lower cave entrance

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Pak Ou Caves, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Many buddha figures in the lower cave

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Pak Ou Caves, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Louisa in a niche of the cave

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Pak Ou Caves, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


More buddhas and a stupa deeper inside

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Pak Ou Caves, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Old buddhas in lower cave

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Pak Ou Caves, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Dragon water channel in the upper cave for washing the Buddha for luck

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Pak Ou Caves, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Many figures in the upper cave

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Pak Ou Caves, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


More buddhas

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Pak Ou Caves, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Louisa with a carved lion in a stalagmite

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Pak Ou Caves, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Louisa in front of the upper cave

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Pak Ou Caves, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Looking over Luang Prabang

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Phou Si hill, Luang Prabang, Laos


Luang Prabang and the American Bridge over the Nam Khan

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Pak Ou Caves, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Royal Palace on the Mekong

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Pak Ou Caves, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Laotian Jungle around the Mekong

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Pak Ou Caves, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Laotian national flower

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Pak Ou Caves, north of Luang Prabang, Laos


Gorgeous lotus flowers in hotel pond

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Parasol Blanc Hotel, Luang Prabang, Laos


Typical town home with outdoor plumbing

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Luang Prabang, Laos


Hmong children in their village

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Ban Na Oune village, near Luang Prabang, Laos


Children in the house, with an old man smoking opium behind

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Ban Na Oune village, near Luang Prabang, Laos


Toddlers in the house

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Ban Na Oune village, near Luang Prabang, Laos


Oldest woman in the village

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Ban Na Oune village, near Luang Prabang, Laos


Louisa grinding cornmeal

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Ban Na Oune village, near Luang Prabang, Laos


Boy with pail of crabs

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Near Luang Prabang, Laos


A great waterfall

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Kuang Si waterfall, near Luang Prabang, Laos


The waterfall again

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Kuang Si waterfall, near Luang Prabang, Laos


We love this waterfall

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Kuang Si waterfall, near Luang Prabang, Laos


Close up of the waterfall

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Kuang Si waterfall, near Luang Prabang, Laos


A mid-waterfall pool

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Kuang Si waterfall, near Luang Prabang, Laos


Water tumbling over boulders

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Kuang Si waterfall, near Luang Prabang, Laos


Louisa in front of the waterfall

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Kuang Si waterfall, near Luang Prabang, Laos


Us with the Kuang Si

Tue Aug 8, 2000
Kuang Si waterfall, near Luang Prabang, Laos


Louisa waits in the Luang Prabang airport hangar

Wed Aug 9, 2000
Luang Prabang airport, Laos

Revised: Tue Jan 29 16:16:08 2008 on www.shieldsaroundtheworld.com.
Copyright 2000 Tom & Louisa Shields. All rights reserved.