A most beautiful temple near Nam Phou:
Wheel of Dharma above seven intertwined nagas on the gable:
Main door of the sim:
Of all places, right above the main door of a Buddhist temple congregation hall, is a scene of someone trying to kill someone:
Funny how an entire structure can be decorated so elaborately, only to leave a big fat blank space on the rear wall...this was the case for several other temples too, although a few like Wat Xieng Thong (Luang Prabang) & Wat Chom Khao (Huay Xai) do have fully decorated rear walls.