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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.
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  • The wat is quite small but interesting. It is located just besides the Royal Place Museum. You can visit it after touring the big museum. 
  • Another must. Like everything in Laos, it is beautiful. I came home with far too many photos as it was so pretty. 
  • This Temple was built around 1510. It's the oldest here. Its windows with wooden balusters are inspired by the Champasak Vlaphu
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • This temple has Buddha 2 elements, lol. Notice each other, and the Bishop, the last element of a Lao Buddhist temple.
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  • Here are the admission. At what? No longer concerned about putting the offering.
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