Buddhist Hell in Luang Prabang

The very notion that the Buddhist philosophy includes a Hell of eternal suffering, hideous torments and gruelling damnation surprises many of we Westerners, who tend to have a sort of fluffy bunny chocolate box idea of the religion.

Well, bake your bunny in a pie and throw the chocolate box in the fire folks because here it is, outlined pictographically on the walls of a magnificent Wat near the river in Luang Prabang.

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7 thoughts on “Buddhist Hell in Luang Prabang

  1. Hi Karen, we think they’re about 500 years old. The Thais completely destroyed everything in Vientiane a couple of hundred years ago but didn’t get this far north. The Burmese conquered this part of the country about then but don’t seem to have been quite as terrible.

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    1. Perhaps a dead heat ? Both roughly circa 500 years ago. Bizarre you should mention it, yes, very Boschisn and we met a Dutch woman near there, Tilleke , who comes from HB’s hometown, the name of which I forget but somewhere in South Holland quite close to Belgium.

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