October 25, 2016

Candlelit Wat Phu

Like a scene from a movie, the ruins of Wat Phu (pronounced vat pu) are lit up by candles during the annual Wat Phu Festival, offering visitors a mesmerizing photo opportunity.  The long path and stairs leading up to the main area are also often lit up with candles.  Quite beautiful to behold once the sun comes down.

The festival last took place February 18-22 this year.  The celebrations took on an added importance as 2016 marked the 15th anniversary of Wat Phu being made a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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