Two lions guard the entrance to the Chinese Temple in Pakse. It's a beautiful place and follows the Feng Shui rules, with river and mountains in their correct places. A statue of Kuan Yin, the Boddhisattva of Compassion, looks out over the Mekong.
I hope this qualifies as a critter! In any case, this is my contribution to "Camera Critters", creatures from around the world.