Have you ever seen a monk’s grave?
In Laos, you’ll often see them when visiting a buddhist temple.
Here are a few I saw in Luang Prabang.
Many of them carry photographs or drawings of the monk.
Typically, they are four-sided structures, often accompanied by a small shrine enclosing a buddha statue.
Tributes of flowers are left in small receptacles and incense sticks are burnt in little pots.
The larger graves have a little door at the back, usually containing something specific relating to the monk.
One was unlocked, so I had a look.
Inside was a wooden model of a man, together with what I believe is a piece of one of the gold-coloured circular ornaments that top the roof of the temple building.