Actor Harrison Ford made a visit to Luang Prabang stopping to make merit at Pha O temple and meeting with Sathou Onekeo Sittivong, the abbot of Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Pakkhan, and Wat Pha O, as well as being the Provincial Head of the Luang Prabang Buddhist Fellowship.
The Hollywood actor, famous for his roles in the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, visited Luang Prabang as part of a tour of the region. His wife, actress Calista Flockhart of “Ally McBeal” fame, and their son Liam joined in visits to temples and museums. The Ford family made an offering of a Buddha image to the temple at Pha O as a gift to the local Buddhist community.
Ford also visited the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre in Luang Prabang, and was given a private tour of the exhibitions.