Observe the lunchtime procession at Kha Khat Wain Kyaung monastery in Bago to gain a better understanding of Burmese Buddhism. Watch monks in line as they slowly make their way to the dining hall. Along the way, Buddhist worshipping tourists make offerings of rice, toothbrushes, etc. into their alms bowls. Visitors can also enter the dining hall & observe monks eating their meals quickly & in silence – it’s their last meal of the day. Don’t miss this fascinating experience in Bago, Myanmar.
Vat Phou or Wat Phu is a ruined Khmer temple complex in southern Laos. It is located at the base of mount Phu Kao, some 6 km from the Mekong river in Champasak province. There was a temple on the site as early as the 5th century, but the surviving structures date from the 11th to 13th centuries.
Phimai Historical Park is a treasure trove of Khmer architecture – some of which is even older than the world famous Angkor Wat in Cambodia – and its most important temple marks the end of the Ancient Khmer Highway. Although the structures were constructed for Buddhist worship, evidence of Hinduism and Animism can also be spotted here. The complex as a whole bears a striking resemblance to Angkor Wat, if on a smaller scale.
Sacred chanting and the instrumental music of Buddhist worship The recitation or chanting of mantras and playing instrumental music are a kind of worship followed centuries by Buddhist monks. Featured here are ...