Haw Pha Kaew photos copyrighted by: Brian McMorrow
The work on Haw Pha Kaew represented some of the first steps of the Lao people to reclaim
their national identify following centuries of colonization.
According to legend, the Emerald Buddha was found when lightning struck a Chedi at Wat Phra
Kaew Don Tao in Chiangrai province, Thailand, in 1434 AD.
Find more Haw Pha Kaew images in the Laos gallery of Photorena.
All pics are under copyright of the photographer