Last night we arrived at the boat dock in Luang Prabang at around 5:30 pm. Our two day river trip allowed us the opportunity to sit back, relax and discuss photography, share images and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Mekong river.
On of our last stops along the way was the amazing Pok Au cave, where hundreds of Buddha images have been placed in a large riverside cave.
Now we're at the Chang Inn right among many of the famous monestaries of this old French provincial capitol of Laos, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Luang Prabang is truly a jewel of a city, known for it's delicious food, friendly locals and countless Buddhist temples.
But the real reason that we are here is to photograph the procession of 600 saffron clad monks every morning. This morning was fantastic and we all captured some wonderful images!
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