Luang Prabang – Lost In The Details

These are two images from the Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, in Luang Prabang. The first is the generic landscape view of the red interior nave and altar, with its array of gilded Buddhas. Gorgeous enough.Wat Mai, Luang Prabang

Take the trouble to perambulate around to the back however, and you will be rewarded with this peculiar, but stunning detail of a smaller Buddha, hidden right behind the large one at the altar!

Buddha, Luang PrabangIt is surprising that there aren’t many images of this rear view, that I found far more intriguing!!

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on

59 thoughts on “Luang Prabang – Lost In The Details

  1. Excellent, Madhu! I love all those different Buddhas. One could easily get absorbed in all that lovely detail.

  2. Not only the contrast but the layers of statutes in the second shot is breathtaking!

  3. Nice to meet you Madhu. I’m glad you clicked the like on my blog. Your pictures are so rich and full of details… ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Both excellent captured – your idea of the second one makes it amazing – wonderful light/dark effects… ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. That is a beautiful review Claudine, and well deserved praise! Good luck with the publishing. I am afraid your email must have been lost in my spam folder, could you resend it?

  5. Dear Madhu, I love the different treatments of the same setting. The second is my favorite, with its striking lights and darks.

  6. Quiet meditation and public adoration — even the statues speak volumes for those with ears and hearts that hear.

    Wonderful Madhu – thank you for this sharing,
    Eric ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I agree, Madhu – it’s always intriguing to look at things from a different angle.

    Beautiful shots ๐Ÿ™‚

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