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Wat Aham, Luang Prabang

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  • It is one of the major shrines of the city, dedicated, they told us the spirit of Deveta Luang Pu Gneu (ancestors). It is located in the heart of the city. It was destroyed and rebuilt several times. It was said that after the destruction in the 20th century, the spirits had taken residence in the two huge trees, Banyans. We see images of protective spirits similar to the culture of Thay. Very nice ride. I highly recommend it.
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  • Just next to Wat Vitsounarat, this temple is very small but very beautiful. The Architecture is as same as other Wat around Luang Prabang but the craft and the design is simply beautiful and very char...  more »
  • Very beautiful temple. Peaceful surroundings. Intricate paintings and architecture. Very scenic surroundings  more »
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  • Small temple with 1 main building, few monk room, 2 stupa. Main building are closed during my visited, wonder this temple are open to public.
  • Enterance fee will be charged once you already inside 20000 kip.. no infos of that at the main gate.
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  • Vat Aham (1822)(Nom: Monastère dele de Cœur épanouï / de la Félicité) this was the former residence of the supreme patriarch Sangkhalat. The Interior of the temple is decorated with frescoes representing the life of Buddha and the Ramayana. This temple was certainly built at the beginning of the 19th century and seemed to be used including mediation and meetings between the worship of spirits and the Buddhist practice. Nearby WAT Visounnarat, it is relatively calm even as the neighborhood became the seat of the nightlife of Luang Phabang in recent years. Notice 2 Tigers stylized keeping the pagoda, and the statues of the guardians Ravana and Hanuman (central figures of the Indian Ramayana epic and its counterpart lao, Phalak Phalam) taking place in the southern and Eastern front porch corners. Unlike a number of other pagodas of Luang Phabang, there is no external decoration on the walls of the porch. You will also notice the number of supas and the 2 "Bhodi" (banyan or Bo), these trees that are home to the protector of the royal mind, the Khon Phi Haw. During the greater part of the 19th century, and until the Vat may succeeded him, Vat Aham served as residence to the Sangkhalat, the Supreme Patriarch of Buddhism; and at the same time, he was considered the center of the cult of the guardians of Luang Phabang, Luang Devata spirits: Phou Gneu and Gna gneu including masks and dances are still present at ceremonies on the occasion of the new year Lao. The passage to the Vat Visounnarat Ark is the oldest of the city. Wat Aham (1822) (Name: Monastery of the flourished heart / Bliss) It was the form of the Supreme Patriarch Sangkhalat residence. The interior of the temple is decorated with frescoes depicting the life of Buddha and Ramayana. This temple was probably built in the early 19th century and appeared to be used in particular to mediation and meetings between the worship of spirits and Buddhist practice. Wat Visounnarat nearby, it was very quiet as the neighborhood becomes the last few years the seat of the nightlife of Luang Phabang. Note 2 stylized tigers guarding the pagoda and statues of Ravana and Hanuman guards (central figures of the Indian epic Ramayana and its cons-shares PDR, Phalak Phalam) holding it to the southern and eastern parts of the front porch. Unlike a number of other pagodas in Luang Phabang, there is no. external decoration on the walls of the porch. Note also the number of supas and 2 "Bhodi" (banyan or Bo), the trees that shelter the protector of the royal mind, Haw Phi Khon. During most of the 19th century, and before the Wat may will succeed him, the Wat Aham served as the residence of Sangkhalat, the Supreme Patriarch of Buddhism; at the same time, he was regarded as the center of worship of the guardians of Luang Phabang, the spirits Devata Luang: Phou Gna Gneu Gneu and whose masks and dances are always present at ceremonies including the New Year Lao. The passage to the Vat Visounnarat arch is the oldest of the city.
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