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Monk's glance

Luang Prabang, Laos 🇱🇦

Buddhism has long been a strong force in Lao culture and remains a major influence in everyday life.  Each ethnic Lao village has its own temple (Wat), which is the focal point of village festivities and rituals and has traditionally had a guesthouse, monastery and school.  Buddhist images are found in shops, homes and offices.  The wats fill in the mornings and evenings with people chanting Buddhist prayers.

In Buddhist countries, people are happier, more zen, in harmony with nature, there is less violence, less crime... a philosophy to adapt to a better world.

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