These lined the steps up the mountainside at Wat Phu
We spent the last 2 days @ Wat Phu. This place is amazing, & so ancient. The temple complex extends up a mountainside, & is over 1000 years old. They don't build 'em like that anymore. Festival in full swing. People come to make a pilgrimage & leave offerings at the temples. After that, its party time. Thai pop music is very popular here, & I guess that it dosent sound right unless played at FULL VOLUME for whatever the sound system can do. We went to the Temple site by long boat yesterday. Very relaxing & enjoyable trip in the morning. Also there was a textile exibit at the festival. They weave gorgeous silk & cotton fabrics all over Lao PDR. One of the provincial booths talked about recovery from the war. Laos had more bombs dropped on it than all of Europe during WWII. It averaged one plane load of bombs every 8 minitues for 9 years. We will be heading for the highlands, Bolovens Plateau, tomarrow by motorscooter, not much internet connection there.