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Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, Luang Prabang

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Religious Site
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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  • I tried the red pillars to stand out. Told without trail bike, put in the premises. Terraced roofs (stop about five steps up the stairs) is clean and beautiful pillars at the entrance of the main building and decoration to support it.
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  • This temple is one of the unmissable of Luang Prabang, either for its central location, either for his artistic and architectural value and not least for its religious function. East of the Royal Palace on the edge and overlooking the evening market street is busy at all hours of the day and not just for tourists. To hit the eye is mostly the big bas-relief of the façade of exquisite workmanship, in which the Laotian Ramayana takes life immersed in North arcadia. No less remarkable is also the red room of worship, supported from the Colonnade black-Golden. This temple is one of the historic homes of the Phra Bang, and that's where comes in procession located in Pi Mai. It is undoubtedly one of the most interesting places of the city, that rosy sunset lights make it even more spectacular.
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  • One of the many temples of Luang Prabang, is next to the Royal Palace, the details on the doors and exterior walls are very interesting.
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  • 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