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 awayContinue reading “Photo du Jour: A Grassy Shrine and A Rainbow Tuktuk – Laos”
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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.
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.