16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Lighting Candles

Monks celebrating the end of the Buddhist lent at Luang Prabang - Laos. They rejoice the end of a 3 month monsoon season where they were not permitted to leave their temples to travel. In this period they completely focus on meditation.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 04.2018
Photo Location: Luang Prabang, Laos
Camera: NIKON D610
Copyright: © Sirsendu Gayen