Luang Prabang is the former capital of Laos. It's named after the Pha Bang, a celebrated Buddha image that was given to the Laotion king as a gift from the Khmer monarchy:
"Luang" = Great "Prabang" = Pha Bang
Easily the most impressive of Luang Prabang's many temples, this is considered the best example of classic Lao architecture.
This building, the "Red Chapel", sits just to the southwest of the temple's main hall. It houses a 2m image of a reclining Buddha that's considered to be one of the most important in all of Laos. The mosaic tiling covereing the building's exterior depicts scenes from daily Laotion life.