Endangered cultural treasures around the world
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Tam Ting caves( World Monuments Fund )
Laos' Tam Ting caves, which to locals means "caves of a thousand Buddhas," embody centuries of religion and craftsmanship. These caves, made up of a lower and an upper cave, contain 4,000 wooden Buddhas carved between the 18th and 20th centuries. Looting and vandalism have threatened the Tam Ting caves and their sculptures. The caves are about 15 miles from Luang Prabang along the Mekong River.