Wat Xengthong in the historic city of Luang Prabang

Brad Goll2013

The Sand Museum

The Sand Museum

The city of Luang Prabang and its many temples are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with Wat Xieng Thong Temple being the most famous of these temples. It was built in 1560 and has been the site of coronation ceremonies of a long line of kings. Laos is a devout, mainly Theravada Buddhist country, and its temples are symbolic of its townscape as well as of the faith of its people.

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  • Title: Wat Xengthong in the historic city of Luang Prabang
  • Creator: Brad Goll
  • Date: 2013
  • Location: Tottori City, Japan
  • Provenance: THE SAND MUSEUM
  • Type: Sand Sculpture
  • External Link: http://www.sand-museum.jp/
  • 作品解説 / Object Note (Japanese): 数多くの寺院が点在し、市街地自体が世界文化遺産に登録されているルアンプラバン。そのシンボルともいえる、ワット・シェントーン寺院。1560年に建立され、歴代の王の戴冠式も行われてきた。ラオスは上座部仏教を中心とする敬虔な仏教国で、寺院は街のシンボルでもあり人々の信仰の象徴でもある。
  • 作品タイトル / Object Title (Japanese): 古都ルアンプラバンのワット・シェントーン寺院