SEA Series Part 3: Pha That Luang & Xieng Khuan Buddha Park

This post is part of a series on my 16-day Mainland South East Asian trip with college buddies across Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam.

I have been looking forward to a trip with my college best friends since we graduated in 2005. Hence I was so elated when two of them were able to join me. It was like college once again, minus the Departmental Exams. 🙂

And yes, tapos na Part 2 ng CIPS exams ko kaya pwede na ko magblog ulit, i have my life back! LOL

132

Aaaaaaaaaahhhh!!! 🙂

After a great day of sightseeing + walkathon kahapon capped by a nice dinner with Weng, it’s Day 3 of this epic trip. Good Morning Vientiane!

Maaga kaming gumising nina Weng and her Mom for more sightseeing of Vientiane. Our first stop was Pha That Luang Park, just south of her place near Patuxay Park.

gdfgsd

generous hosts, Weng and her Mom

 

fsafsad

peace!

We went inside (need to remove shoes) and observed and admired the intricate details of the temple.

jhfgjfgj

inside the temple

 

sgdfgdfg

Buddha image

When we went out, we saw this vendor. It was a hot sunny day, very apt mag ice cream 🙂

tttyyy

ice cream, Lao style

With our ice cream sticks, we headed to Pha That Luang

gfjtf

Pha That Luang

fasdfd

picture daw sabi ni Weng e

sgdfgd

siemps sila din 🙂

 

jfgj

sgdfg

sdgfdfg

fzsfs

loaded up on water – it was a hot, sunny day

Paglabas namin, Weng called one of the vendors ng little birds. Sabi niya, for good luck para daw sa mga first time magpunta dine.

fasfd

For good luck daw sabi ni Weng

So her mom and I had a little bird each, whispered our wish and then let it fly. 🙂

hdfh

Make a wish

hjkljkl

Let it become true…

 

 

\safasf

Go fly little bird! 🙂

Walking back toward Patuxay, Weng asked me if I went up the gate the previous day. Kako hindi, kasi sarado na at pagod nako sa maghapong paglalakad. She told me i should go up for the view and the experience, kung di pa ko pagod. Yalla! 🙂

vzxcvxc

Up Patuxay Gate

Hindi ko nabilang kung ilang steps pero mataas sya teh, hehe. Pero mahangin naman sa taas with a nice view overlooking Vientiane kaya sulit na rin ang pagod. May mga souvenir shops pala inside, along the way to the top. I bought some items, Weng haggled for me. Thanks ulit! 🙂

eqrwe

view from the top

Then we went down, rested a bit and decided it’s time for lunch. Malapit lang mall so we proceeded there.

fafsdf

by the fountain

Sa foodcourt, Weng guided us to buy the vouchers at the booth, then go around to select our food. All yum! 🙂

sfsdf

lunch – Lao cuisine

After lunch, we checked our time and we still had enough time for Xieng Khuan Buddha Park.

Weng made it more convenient by hiring a whole van for just the three of us, anggaling nya maghaggle, hehe.

Medyo malayo ang Budhha Park, isang oras yata byahe from Vientiane, medyo bumpy ang daan, pero we arrived ok naman,

czc\

Welcome to Xieng Khuan Buddha Park

df\sfd

lotus flower

sdfafsd

umpisa na nang pichur pichur with the many Buddha images 🙂

xvvxc

spell g-i-a-n-t

vzcvc

honga, andami nila

c\zc

Weng, mom and the Giant Reclining Buddha

c\c

c\cxc

amazed lang ang peg

dsdfsdf

nakakacurious image

\vsd

Weng funny pose

fasfsd

Weng with 4 headed elephant image

 

dasdsd

Weng strikes another pose

fsfasdf

hehehe kulit lang

 

 

fsdafsd

Weng’s mom

vzxcvxcv

1,2,3,4,5,6……

c\c

this is our fave among the images

fwerwer

Weng and Lea kulit pose

against the light shot, medyo creepy hehe

against the light shot hehe

After roaming around and taking pictures for  couple of hours, we headed to Nong Khai train station.

Nihatid ako nina Weng dine then they proceeded to do their grocery before going back to Vientiane.

dsfsdf

Nong Khai train station

weqwer

ticket booth

Took some pictures while waiting for boarding. The station was clean and spacious.

rwqerwe

sleeper train back to Bangkok

I was on the upper bunk this time, naubusan ako ng lower bed eh. OK naman sya. Medyo hassle pag-akyat / baba whenever I have to pee hehe. May WIFI so I had a chance to check stuff online, before I headed to dreamland, zzzzzzz….

werwertet

Zzzzzzzzzz

When I woke up, it was early morning already. Hello again Bangkok! 🙂

Next: Excited to see the Mystical Yangon!

Advertisements
Categories: Laos | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments

Post navigation

2 thoughts on “SEA Series Part 3: Pha That Luang & Xieng Khuan Buddha Park

  1. Pingback: SEA Series Part 2: Lovely Laos, Charming Vientiane | adbenturera

  2. Pingback: SEA Series Part 4: Mystical Yangon | adbenturera

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Kulas Angeles

Tatay stories worth sharing

redmapledreams

Our Journey to Canada

Attila Ovari

Loving Life and Inspiring Others

Third World Passport

Conquering the world, one Visa at a time.

Gillespie's Guide to Travel+Procurement

Education, Innovation and Best Practices

DIY Coron

Your Trusted Coron Palawan Travel Portal - Do It Yourself Style

FUNCCOUNTING (Fun Accounting)

Accounting, Made Fun and Humorous! - Jokes and Bloopers!

The Curious Miss

Keep exploring. Keep learning. Stay Curious.

Zee Ridiculous Life of Zee

Life Is Short. Don't take it too seriously.

adbenturera

Life is too short. Get out of the couch.

invested101

my journey to financial freedom

My Hong Kong Husband

Third culture wife: Polish girl married to a Hongkonger, fresh off the airplane in Ireland. AMWF, lifestyle, culture, food, Asian fashion and a little bit of Cantonese

talinorfali

Don't ever change yourself to impress someone, cause they should be impressed that you don't change to please others -- When you are going through something hard and wonder where God is, always remember that the teacher is always quiet during a test --- Unknown

Together as one.

On the 12th of December 2013, we would like you to be our witnesses as we join hands in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony at the Sanctuario de San Jose Parish.

Air Grindz

Airline food review, mostly economy. Grindz (noun, Hawaiian Pidgin): food, meal, makanan

J T Weaver

And in the end the love you take, is equal to the love you make. -- The Beatles

Sara_Sarity

it's time to give my own voice a chance to pipe in :)

Andy Kaufman's Kavalkade Krew Featuring The Wandering Poet

Poetry, Musical Parodies, Music Videos, Social & Political Commentary, Humor & Reviews

Wandering Soul

another chapter on

joeseeberblog

This WordPress.com site is the cat’s pajamas

Living Europe

The heart and soul of Europe

SHANGHAI CHEAPS

Promotions & Events Page

seriously JOLLY

Live. Laugh. Love. Learn. Leave a legacy.

So, What's News?

News that won’t make you depressed to read the news.

Hiking Photography

Beautiful photos of hiking and other outdoor adventures.

SHE WHO ENTANGLES MEN

Just another WordPress.com weblog

iamhappyheart

A happy heart make the face cheerful, but the heartache crushes the spirit.

by kadu

Unfamous Diary of Pulubing Turista

Seeking Felicity

A memoir of journeys made

Erce'den...

Seyahat ve şehir kültürü yazıları..

The Adventures of AdventuRoj!

Going Places, Leaving Memories, Making a Difference...

YANNAH THE WANDERER

Travel is my Rhythm

OOAworld

Movie, Photos, Writing, Stories, Videos, Animation, Drawings, Art and Travel

Say Cheese!

Life is a piece of cheesecake.

The Neandert(h)al Appreciation Society

Just a place for me to rant and gossip about Neanderthals, the weather, Sod's law... you know... this and that.

In-Madrid

Choose a place and make it yours.

Diary of a Desert Fox

a dose of the sunny, lovely, hungry, thrifty, and motherly that is in me.. and in all of us

I've got some art stuck in my eye

Art history and I have some unfinished business

Turkish Delight 2012

Travels in Turkey

youngdatingdivorced

Divorced after 8 years and still in my 20s. Score! Oh and a hapless rookie at dating. Young, Dating and Divorced.

Traveling Thane Furrows

Sharing Seeds of Benevolence, One Step at a Time.

dessertgump

Its about the places, things, events that inspire me about our world

Trade News in Brief

International Economic Affairs & Relations / Regional & International Organizations / Global Commerce & Business

food and blood

Nicht noch so ein veganer Öko-Blog

%d bloggers like this: