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Visual display of the Vat Nong--detail of doors

Vat Nong--detail of doors

  • 1957
  • This door depicts a character from the Ramayana slaying a demon. As of 2005, many Luang Prabang temples have been restored and had their colors considerably brightened. Much of this has been accomplished with UNESCO funds. As Halpern related during the preparation of these captions, in 1957 the use of flash bulbs made it quite intrusive (and therefore nearly impossible) to take pictures in the interiors of temples.