Photo du Jour: A Grassy Shrine & A Rainbow Tuktuk – Laos

A tuktuk sits on a hill overlooking grass-covered That Foun (also called That Chomsi). The brick stupa (Buddhist shrine) was built in 1576 in an ancient capital city, Xieng Khuang, in present-day Muang Khoun (northeastern Laos).

In the 19th century, Chinese bandits tunnelled into the stupa’s interior, creating the entryway that is visible today. They spirited away the priceless Buddhist relics from within.

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Photo Du Jour: Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace at Sunset

Tuktuks pass by the exterior of Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace compound, just before sunset.

The opulent structure was built in the 1860s.

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Buddhas, Orchids & A Birthday Bash in Bangkok

With the song One Night in Bangkok perpetually playing in our heads during our time in the ‘City of Angels,’ we admired Buddhas in a multitude of poses, tried our hand at Thai cooking, fought back tears during our first Thai massage, and observed revelers celebrating the Thai king’s 84th birthday.

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