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Buddha image in Wat Phou main sanctuary

On the West bank of the Mekong river South of  Pakse are the ruins of an ancient Khmer temple named Wat Phou   which translates to “mountain temple” was built during the late 10th to early 11th century. The Wat Phou was a temple dedicated to Shiva, one of the Gods of the Hindu Trimurti. In the 13th century it was converted into a Buddhist monastery. Even today the temple is still a place of worship for local Buddhists. The temple and associated settlements are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Issued Country Laos
Issued Year 2003
Category Buddhist Image World Heritage Theme 1: : World Buddhist Heritage Through Stamps
Type Postage Stamps
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