Another thing you will see throughout the lands that are primarily Buddhist are chedis (stupas). In the fall of 2012, just before the rice harvest, Thip and I went with a group from our temple to visit a number of famous chedis in the eastern portion of the Isaan, in Mukdahan province. Here are some of the photos we shot that stand out:
Above: The biggest chedi I've ever seen.
Above: Thip on one of the lower levels of the chedi above.
Above: A chedi built almost totally from stone.
Above: carvings and etchings in stone; some details to the chedi above.
Above: a replica of a famous chedi in Indonesia.
Above: detail work on another all-stone chedi; the carving looks old but it's probably just because of the nature of the rock.