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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  • Many difference stones were used in the inlay of the temple. A very intriguing roof here also and well as gold decoration.  more »
  • From the standing Buddha to the long boats to the golden wagon, there were amazing treasures throughout the yard of this temple. We didn't get to see inside as it was closed but plan to go back to see...  more »
  • A very serene place to visit. Loved strolling round here and enjoying the beauty and peace. Lovely place to go in Luang Prabang.  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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