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Black and White Sunday: Always There


That Dam

always there

The That Dam in Vientiane is somewhat incongruous, now forming a roundabout  in the middle of a city street.

Known as the ‘Black Stupa’, many locals believe this mythological structure was once inhabited by a seven-headed dragon (now dormant) that stood to protect the city from the threat of the Siamese. Another tale that does the rounds says that the gold that once graced the surface was taken when the Siamese army ransacked Vientiane back in 1828.

Taken and posted as a contribution to Paula’s Black and White Sunday with the theme of “always there


3 thoughts on “Black and White Sunday: Always There

  1. Very interesting and in contrast with the Food board on the left!

  2. Excellent illustration of something very old incorporated in the busy and imposing city life. Thank you for the great submission. Sonya. Have a great week!

  3. Pingback: Black & White Sunday: Always there | Lost in Translation

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