Sithon and Manola book cover

Sithon and Manola

Thao Sithon was a young Lao prince. He heard about Manola from a palace guards, and fell in love with her. But soon after they were married, they separated, as he had to go to war. This famous Lao folktale tells of the couple's quest to be together again.

The walls of Buddhist temples in Laos are often decorated with pictures from folktales and religious parables. This book is illustrated with paintings of Sithon and Manola from one such temple.

retold by Khamphong Vongpachit and Kongsy Vilayphone, photographs by Kongsy Vilayphone
First published in 2014 :: Lao language :: 64 pages :: Paperback :: A5

This book was made possible with the support of Yvonne & Christian and the readers of their travel blog.

Samples pages from our book: Sithon and Manola


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