Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, Luang Prabang

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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.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Until its name do not recognize the present sisavanuon Street night market, located next to the National Museum, so many people pass in front of the temple. It is a pity, isn't it? It is located in the nice place to just to break off the crowded night markets. Hall said that feature Red 5 heavy roof and beside the Golden Buddha like the statue of a seated figure. Built in 1821, the relatively new temple said.
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  • June 26, 2017
    Is a beautiful temple, but does not compare to those of other countries in the region. The proximity to other attractions in the city, worth a visit, but don't get your hopes up.
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  • June 18, 2017
    This measure must charge the Church, however, this measure shows the beauty of the new temple construction in the old section of the measure that passed a long history.
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  • April 11, 2017
    A quick trip through to see gold Buddha statues. Several monks around he premises.
  • October 7, 2016
    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 👍🏼
  • February 1, 2017
    Doesn't look like much outside but inside have some very nice Buddha statues. 10k Kip entry fee
  • August 27, 2016
    Peaceful place! Entry fee 10,000kip
  • January 18, 2017
    Nice place

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