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Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang a fost capitala regatului Lan Xang   („Ţara cu un milion de elefanţi şi umbrele albe”), fondat de prinţul Fa...
Templul Olandez Pakhé
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brugmansia (Trompeta îngerilor)
Lipici natural
Frangipani (Plumeria)
 
 
Luang Prabang
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fotografii:  ♦ Sanda Foişoreanu ♦  Jean Moldovan Prezentare: Sanda Foişoreanu ♦  R enato  A nselmi -  B irds talk in the m...
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The monastery Wat Siphoutthabath -'the Buddha's marvelous footprint temple'- doesn't only have its romantic name, but also consists of three parts- three small monasteries composed in an integral whole. Artistically, the temple is a typical example of the late Luang Prabang's style, when the decorative extravagance began to prevail. Certainly it is interesting to have a look at 19th century master's work, but it is not the thing that attracts riddle-fans. Their target is Vat Pakhe (khe is a species of trees), more properly, the carved drawing on the doors, representing... the foreigner!
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  • Luang Prabang is a Unesco World Heritage Site in Laos, the former capital of Laos, or rather, of the Kingdom of Luang Prabang. In recent years, it has become one of the major tourist destinations for Laos, resulting in greater interest in restoring and preserving its many Buddhist temples.
  • The monastery Wat Siphoutthabath -'the Buddha's marvelous footprint temple'- doesn't only have it's romantic name, but also consists of three parts- three small monasteries composed in an integral whole. Artistically, the temple is a typical example of the late Luang Prabang's style, when the decorative extravagance began to prevail. Certainly it is interesting to have a look at 19th century master's work, but it is not the thing that attracts riddle-fans. Their target is Vat Pakhe (khe is a specie of trees), more properly, the carved drawing on the doors, representing... the foreigner!
  • Can it be true- on the doors of Buddhist's temple, in arow with Buddha and mythological creatures? And, according to some sources, it is the first foreigner in Laos, the Dutch Van Vusthoff. Frenchman Frensis Garne who visited this place in the sixties of the 19th century with invasion expedition, also identified an European on the picture, naming a pagoda ,in the records, Dutch. Actually on the southern doors of the temple, looking at the Phu Si, two figures in almost mirror reflexion, in the clothes, reminding suits of Dutches in their sea sovereignty are placed.
  • Wide-brimmed hats with feathers, long caftans with wide lacy collars are obviously outstand from figures habitual to Asian Buddhist's pantheon. There are two more figures in the European suits, placed on the opposite doors. And though the history has not kept a portrait of van Vusthoff, our unconscious prompts us at once, that it is no other but he represented. You are even more convinced of the assumption, having the records found about his valid visit of Vientiane in 1658.
  • Supposedly, Vusthoff discovered about an existence of a rich kingdom from pitch dealers, then moved up the river from Phnom Penh by boats and was granted admission of the king and was bundled quickly back. However that's all wrong. Firstly, Vusthoff had never been in Luang Prabang. At second, it is hard to believe that his arrival, as well as the details of his suit, left an imprint on Laotian monks' memory so much, that two hundred(!) years later it was decided to reproduce him in the details on doors of the new monastery.
  • And the third fact is thrown up by the history again. In 1861 king Shantarata made a request to China to assist in clearing the country of Siam. The admission, rendered to ambassadors by the Chinese tangerines in Kunmine, exactly left favorable impression on the king. Under his order there were Chinese who should be represented on doors. But the carver, who was performing this work, had seen no Chinese grandees in his life. But from the trip ambassadors had brought pictures, popular in those days in China- pictures of «notable overseas people»- Europeans. Most likely, nothing but them inspired the master represented who have represented «Chinese tangerines». Text: www.top7guide.com
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    1. 1. Luang Prabang
    2. 2. Luang Prabang a fost capitala regatului Lan Xang („Ţara cu un milion de elefanţi şi umbrele albe”), fondat de prinţul Fa Ngun în anul 1353. O raşul care era supranumit „bijuteria coroanei din Laos” este aşezat în „triunghiul de aur” pe o meandră a fluviului Mekong şi are 30 .000 de locuitori. Centru religios şi cultural al Laosului, în cele 3 2 de complexe de temple ale sale trăiesc peste 8 00 de călugări. Luang Prabang
    3. 3. Templul Olandez Pakhé
    4. 12. Brugmansia (Trompeta îngerilor)
    5. 13. Lipici natural
    6. 14. Frangipani (Plumeria)
    7. 17. Luang Prabang
    8. 26. Fotografii: ♦ Sanda Foişoreanu ♦ Jean Moldovan Prezentare: Sanda Foişoreanu ♦ R enato A nselmi - B irds talk in the morning sky ♦ Lao classical music Luang Prabang
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