Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Laos  /  Luang Prabang Province  /  Luang Prabang  /  Religious Sites  /  Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham

Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, Luang Prabang

(4.3/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
At Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, admire an ornately decorated early 19th-century temple, supposedly deemed too beautiful to destroy by the invading Chinese. The lavishly adorned structure is steeped in gold, with black pillars stenciled in an aureate pattern, and a large golden relief on the facade imparting the story of the Buddha's highest incarnation as Vessentar. Exploring the red ochre interior, you'll find an abundant collection of Buddha statues, including a large golden portrayal surrounded by many smaller versions. Bear in mind shoes must be removed while inside the temple, though photography is permitted, so don't be shy with your camera. A visit to Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Luang Prabang vacation trip planner to plot your vacation.
Create a full Luang Prabang itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Luang Prabang

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Luang Prabang by other users

26 days in Asia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 18 days in Thailand, Laos & Bali BY A USER FROM INDIA March, kids, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Laos BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 41 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM THAILAND July, culture, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 33 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in China & Laos BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Luang Prabang BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Laos, Thailand & Cambodia BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 47 days in Asia BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 49 days in Asia BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Luang Prabang BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Vientiane, Vang Vieng & Luang Prabang BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is very important for local culture and religion!!beautiful temple for learn the story of luang prabang!!!!' 
  • The entrance is 10000 thing not big Kip! Topped five roof it is quite impressive with its columns of stucco and black gold. Every night the night market is installed outside his door.
    View original
  • Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham is a important one temple in Luang Prabang, beautiful and historic located beside the main streets Sisavangvong next to the Royal Palace Museum. It the place for celebration Bu...  more »
Google
  • Great place to meet and interact with monks. The entrance of 10k Kip is in my opinion justified. I've got a private tour by a monk 👍🏼
  • Peaceful place! Entry fee 10,000kip
  • Nice place
  • A peaceful place!
  • Charming