The town of Luang Prabang is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site. It is well known both to Thais and people around the world. I have been to Luang Prabang many times trying to capture, the spirit of the town on film. These visits have afforded me a unique opportunity to witness the delicate beauty of this projected site. The true attraction of Luang Prabang doesn’t necessarily lie in its physical structures, or the magnitude of its temples. I was most impressed by the simple way of life of the villagers.
Every morning the people of Luang Prabang lined the streets waiting for the Priests to arrive. Priests would walk through the early mist to receive alms from the people of the town old and young. It has been like this every morning for many hundred years. Another morning activity is the fresh market along the side street in the middle of the town. All kind of vegetables, fruits, beans and birds, bats and buffalo legs were sold.
The people of Luang Prabang practise a unique culture steeped in Buddhist and animist history. Apart from of these religious and spiritual beliefs, the Mekhong River plays and influential role in the lives of the people. I watched the river and the way it weaves through and around the town in that dry season I was there. I watch as children played in it. Boats crisscrossed the river, and vegetable patches sprang to life on its banks as well as in the river itself. Such aspects of their simple, happy way of life from the “Heart and Soul” of the town of Luang Prabang.
|ISBN||: 974802685X (ปกอ่อน) 180 หน้า|
|ขนาด||: 221 x 203 x 201 มม.|
|น้ำหนัก||: 915 กรัม|
|สำนักพิมพ์||: ภาพถ่ายแห่งประเทศไทย, มูลนิธิ|