Monday, March 1, 2010

Interesting places in Vientiane: Ho Kang

Ho Kang - the tiny spirit house of the Chao Ho Kang is located on the Mekong Riverside at Fa Ngum boulevard. This small shrine is a place of ancestor worship of the old Chinese community in Vientiane.

The main room is dedicated to Chinese gods and deities, while the less well known shrine of the Lao spirit Chao Ho Kang is in the smaller room to the right.

Before 1975 yearly purification rites for the muang (town) Vientiane were held here.

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