Wat Sensoukaram, Luang Prabang

A visit to Wat Sensoukaram allows you to experience traditional Buddhist rituals firsthand. Enter the temple, completed in 1718 and built with 100,000 rocks collected from the Mekong River. Inside, admire the crimson walls decorated with gold. In the afternoon, a local crowd gathers here to witness the chanting of the monks, something that attracts numerous visitors daily. To visit Wat Sensoukaram on your trip to Luang Prabang, use our Luang Prabang online day trip planner .
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  • You can see very large canoes of race used to compete on the Mekong. There is also a very large 8 m high Buddha.
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  • A quiet place where you can follow the life of the monks from the zijland a bit. The food distribution to the monks can also find place.
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  • If you like the golden temples this one is for you. It’s beautiful like most other temples but this is one which you will remember because of the gold. Located in central Luang Prabang. Can be combine...  more »
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  • Eye-catching Buddhist temple with its colorful and ornate facade. Best of all, no admission fee.
  • A beautiful wat and the monks here come out each morning at dawn to take part in the alms ceremony. A traditional and humbling ceremony which is clearly still hailed as sacred amongst the local community. Sadly this is spoilt by ignorant tourists who fail to respect boundary's. The local community and the monks don't mind pictures, but getting all up in their face and in their way is frowned down upon, heavily. Watch and respect the customs from afar.
  • Quiet and peaceful temple. Interesting event to witness monks from this temple gathered in a straight line to collect alms along the street every morning
  • The most beautiful temple in town. And you don't need to pay entrance fee.
  • Bit secluded. Eerily glowing at night time due to greenish lighting of the premises.

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