Lao schoolgirls in the traditional uniform of long black skirt, white shirt and red or blue neckerchief
Buddha Park, outside of Vientiane, holds an impressive collection of very large Buddhist and Hindu sculptures. Here's the view from the top of the park's highest sculpture.
A ground-level view of Buddha Park; the sculpture park was built in 1958 by priest-yogi-shaman Luang Pu Bunleua Sulilat
Haw Phra Kaew was built as a temple during the mid-16th century and once contained the Emerald Buddha (now in Bangkok's Wat Phra Kaew); today it serves as a museum