Lao Jungle Honey

Society and culture

Bamboo

Bamboo, the universal building material. This villager is making wall sections from the poles lying on the ground.  He flattens the bamboo stalks with his machete and then weaves them into the wall sections as displayed in the foreground of this photograph.

Roof

An intricately woven roof from bamboo.

two boys

Two boys in a village near Theun-Hinboun.

landscape

Rugged landscape near Theun-Hinboun.

Wat Phonxaysetthathirath

Wat Phonxaysetthathirath, one of many temples decorating Vientiane, the capital of Lao P.D.R.

Wat Phonxaysetthathirath

Wat Phonxaysetthathirath, one of many temples decorating Vientiane, the capital of Lao P.D.R.

Vientiane

The That Luang Festival celebrates the first full moon of the new lunar year. Here, in Vientiane, devout Buddhists vistit Wat That Luang, the most venerated shrine in Lao PDR.

That Luang shrine

Devotees walk aroung the That Luang shrine three times praying and making offerings