When I saw a set of photos of Boun Ok Phansa Festival in Luang Prabang, uploaded to the internet by a tourist and especially of the decorations at Wat Mai a few years ago, I told myself that one day I would be there in person to witness the beauty of the Festival of Lights.

My dream (goal) came true when I was able to visit Laos twice last year and took part in the festivity at the World Heritage Town of Luang Prabang.

It was two nights before the grand parade and the monks were busy finalizing the details of the decorations. Things were taking shape since they had started working in the morning.

Festival of Light Wat Mai Night Luang Prabang 2010