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Buddhist Culture in Luang Prabang

Buddhist Culture in Luang Prabang

Located in northern Laos, the atmospheric Luang Prabang lies on the banks of the slow-moving Mekong River. The town is home of about 58,000 people with traditional wooden houses, Buddhist temples and French colonial architecture. Literally meaning "Royal Buddha Image", Luang Prabang is most famous for its traditional alms giving ceremony. Every morning at sunrise, Buddhist monks walk in a procession through the streets accepting alms offered by local residents.


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Vietnam: The Indochine Style

Vietnam: The Indochine Style

Though Indochine Francais was officially formed in 1887, the Treaty of Saigon started the French colonization in Vietnam from 1862. During 83 years of its colonization, the French imposed significant political and cultural changes on the Vietnamese society. Vietnam fell under French influence in many aspects of its culture, including architecture, cuisine, religion and art. Even after the first and second Indochina wars, those influences remained and known as the Indochine style.


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