When temples and pagodas are your thing, then Laos is the place to be.
Each of these shrines of spirituality come with a unique story, a saga, a history. With the spotlights (almost permanently) shining on Luang Prabang, it is what lies outside these town borders that shine just as bright as what lies within its UNESCO protected barriers.
Temples are more than just a place to seek serenity, to ask the spirits beyond to cast a blessing upon you. It is a meeting place where young and old, rich or poor, come together and become Buddhist equals.