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. 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 πŸ™‚

  2. Every time I see Him… my heart miss a beat!
    HE’s the source of my writing’s imagination…

    This is the last review… and isn’t published jet πŸ˜‰
    I wish many people could have the opportunity to find Their Ways, like we did!
    Serenity :-)claudine

    PS. did you get my e-mail last feb. 16th.? Since I didn’t receive any news from you… I’m afraid it was lost…

    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?

  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… πŸ˜€

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

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