Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Laos  /  Luang Prabang Province  /  Luang Prabang  /  Religious Sites  /  Wat Mai Suwannapumaram
Wat Mai Suwannapumaram, Luang Prabang
(4.1/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
At Wat Mai Suwannapumaram, 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 Suwannapumaram 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

10 days in Laos BY A USER FROM CAMBODIA December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Laos BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES December, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Laos BY A USER FROM THAILAND December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Laos BY A USER FROM VIETNAM February, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM CANADA March, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 52 days in Asia BY A USER FROM CANADA June, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Thailand, Laos & Cambodia BY A USER FROM FRANCE March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Laos BY A USER FROM INDIA December, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Thailand, Laos & Siem Reap BY A USER FROM ITALY February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Asia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Asia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A small Wat in the city centre. After seeing dozens of Wats, I don't find this one of special interest, but it is ok. 10k kip entrance fee. 
  • It is a beautiful temple was not large scale,. I think it was around at the same time, so next to the National Museum? Hey I don't know of where to turn off and go by bicycle or motorbike.
    View original
  • You should visit this temple due to his beauty on all cases. It is located in the Centre of Luang frequent and is very well preserved. Great statues and also the building itself is worth a visit.
    View original
Google
  • How can you negatively review a Buddhist Monastery? Some people just don't get it?
  • Beautiful temple complex, little visited and therefore quite quiet. Insider's tip.
    View original
  • The Laotian new year tonight and Paul was here night concerned free of charge. Were the masked scenes of the cultural heritage of Laos. So probably came here all the inhabitants of the city that would take part in a religious ceremony lighting the water.
    View original
  • This temple has Buddha 2 elements, lol. Notice each other, and the Bishop, the last element of a Lao Buddhist temple.
    View original
  • Here are the admission. At what? No longer concerned about putting the offering.
    View original