IN THE BUDDHA’S LIGHT: The Temples of Luang Prabang

IN THE BUDDHA’S LIGHT: The Temples of Luang Prabang

$ 39.95

IN THE BUDDHA’S LIGHT: The Temples of Luang Prabang

Photography by Jack Parsons
Introduction by Joan Halifax
Essay by Joanna Hurley

This engaging memoir takes the reader on a journey into the heart of one of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful and enchanting small cities, Luang Prabang. Lush and exotic––and full of contradictions––Luang Prabang sits on the banks of the Mekong River in Laos. Formerly the capital of the ancient royal kingdom of Lane Xang (home of 1000 elephants), it is now a World Heritage site and tourist destination that hosts close to half a million visitors a year. It is home to more than 35 Buddhist temples, and the center of spiritual life in a communist country that also has the dubious distinction of being the most-bombed place in history––courtesy of the U.S. military during the Vietnam War.  Despite this, the American authors found the Lao people charming and gracious, and more than willing to welcome them into their magnificent temples, places of worship, of solace, and of enlightenment.

Hardcover: 128 pages; 10 x 10 with tip-on on front cover; 
75 4-color images