Photo Moment: Buddha’s Footprint in Luang Prabang, Laos

Buddha's Footprint

Wat Prah Buddhabat, also known as Buddha’s Footprint temple, is located on Phu Si Hill in the ancient city of Luang Prabang, Laos. This enigmatic temple features a three meter long footprint of Buddha. It is believed to be one of the footprints of Buddha when he touched the ground after reaching enlightenment.These footprints can be found all over South-East Asian Buddhist countries and represent the Buddha’s presence. Buddha’s footprints demonstrate that the teachings of Buddha have been reached and are respected.

Post Author: Carrie Kellenberger

I'm a chronically ill Canadian expat who has been living abroad in Asia since 2003. I moved from China to Taiwan in 2006. My husband and I have owned our own business in Taiwan since 2012. In addition to my own work, I've been writing professionally about Asia, travel and health advocacy since 2007, providing regular content to several publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. Follow Carrie on on Twitter @globetrotteri or on Instagram at

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    […] This week Carrie brings us another photo piece on Laos, taken in Luang Prabang. You’ll find an incredible footprint of Buddha. Carrie also pays special tribute to her friend Christina. I appreciate stories like […]

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