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Wat Choumkhong, Luang Prabang

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  • it is situated next to the grand Wat Xieng Mouane. this is a small temple and most of the time it is missed by tourist. it is nice peaceful and a beautiful structure.  more »
  • A quiet temple is nice along River Street. And the main front. I placed a guardian or Naga are placed in front of the place, like a Chinese warrior who guardian want to become.
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  • This is probably of of the nicest temple in Luang prabang. Of course not as majestic as Wat Xieng Thong but quite traditionnal.  more »
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  • Very rich little temple
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  • Beautiful and quiet temple songbadi
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  • The Vat Chôum Khong (1843 and renovated in 1933, 1951, 1963 and 2002) name: monastery of the central point of the gong. It was founded by Phakhu Keo in 1843, under the reign of King Sukaseum (1836-1851). It is one of the more flowery temples of Luang Prabang. Located in the center of the peninsula, where concentrate commercial and tourist city, activities he has yet a great calm. You can visit the garden with some recent statues of Buddha in the many traditional positions. The buildings have been newly renovated. 2 stone statues flank the stairs leading to the Vihan. Inspired by Chinese, they were presented to the King Chantharath (1850-1872) by Chinese Ambassador of Kunming, during his visit to Luang Phabang. Reflecting the elements of yin and yang, the statues represent two of the major bodhisattvas of Chinese Buddhism: Vajra, the lightning or a clap of Thunder, representing the male principles, and Ghanta representing the Bell, or the female principles. Wat Chôum Khong (1843 and renovated in 1933, 1951, 1963 and 2002) Name: Monastery of the central point of the gong. It was founded by Phakhu Keo in 1843, during the reign of King Sukaseum (1836-1851). It is among the most ornate temples of Luang Prabang. Located in the center of the peninsula, where trade and tourism in the city are concentrated, yet it enjoys a great calm. The garden with some recent statues of Buddha in numerous traditional positions can be visited. The buildings have been newly renovated. 2 stone statues flank the road to Vihan. We Chinese inspiration, they were presented to King Chantharath (1850-1872) by the Chinese ambassador of Kunming, during his visit to Luang Phabang. Reflecting the elements of yin and yang, the statues represent two major Bodhisattvas of Chinese Buddhism: Vajra, lightning or thunder, representing the male principle, and representing the bell Ghanta, gold women's principles.
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  • Typical Temple in Luang Prabang. The monk ceremonies, I felt as relaxed and authentic.
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