Wat Phol Phao, Luang Prabang

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A mountaintop temple offers images of Buddhist religion and views of the city, at Wat Phol Phao. This forest meditation retreat offers peaceful surroundings with panoramic views. Built in an octagonal style, the Buddhist temple features interior paintings depicting Buddhist stories. See stone carvings, murals, and statues painted in gold. Because the site is situated uphill, rent a motorbike or a bicycle to avoid a long hike. If you drive, take time to stop at some spots to take in the views and landscape. Using our custom trip planner, Luang Prabang attractions like Wat Phol Phao can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 7, 2017
    This temple is slightly away from the center of Luang Prabang, Baan panom village. Even if it's also said that, in view of the many people once the temple. It's overlooking the square is slightly elevated Phou SI Centre to a lot of people, but at that time, showing on a hillside on the South side. I think Golden stupa and the Temple it shows.
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  • June 9, 2017
    Located around 15minute drive from the town, this beautiful temple located on top of small hill. It has beautiful architecture and great view from the top. Very serene and peaceful. Took tuk-tuk to go...  more »
  • April 18, 2017
    This Wat is different from others of Luang Prabang, both architecturally and for timing. Both from outside than from within by the idea again, paintings on the walls, the stairs, the atmosphere is a bit out of sync with the rest of religiosity. It is place on top of a hill south of downtown, which easily Mount Phousi, the view is not that it is breathtaking, but at least there is the confusion that sits atop the Phousi. Easily accessed to the Temple through an asphalted road that climbs the Hill, no problem for cars and motorbikes. In my opinion is one of those places to visit if you are traveling with a large range of lenses or means, is not among the guests of Luang Prabang.
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  • June 3, 2017
    Great views from up there. Places for meditation classes seen.
  • November 18, 2016
    My Be Loving Place ❤ I Miss U So Much ! Someday will see u again..!!
  • October 16, 2016
    Great view. Come from 8am-10am or 130pm-430pm wgen pagoda is open for best viewing
  • February 1, 2017
    It is indefinitely closed when we went at 9am on 1/2/17.
  • December 30, 2015
    Nice view

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