Duniart – Photography and Blog by Toine IJsseldijk

January 2013
On the west side of the Mekong River, about 25 kilometers north of Luang Prabang and a two hour boat trip upstream from the center of Luang Prabang lies the small village of Pak Ou, at the mouth of the Ou River. In the limestone river walls on the west side of the Mekong River are two caves, the Tham Ting (lower cave) and Tham Theung (upper cave).
The Pak Ou caves are famous for their collection of miniature Buddha sculptures. Laid out on the wall shelves inside the caves, hundreds of small wooden and bronze Buddhist figures can be found, depicting various positions such as meditation, teaching, walking, naga, peace, rain, and reclining (Nibbana).
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