Lotus Bud Wat Xieng Thong Monastery in Luang Prabang
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The versatile symbol

Lotus bud at Wat Xieng Thong Monastery in Luang Prabang: According to legend, Buddha was born on a lotus plant. Therefore, there are many Buddha images on which Buddha meditates on a lotus in the so-called lotus seat. Many pagodas in Laos and Myanmar have a zone with stylised lotus leaves. | Laos

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