Wat Sensoukharam, Luang Prabang

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A visit to Wat Sensoukharam 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 Sensoukharam on your trip to Luang Prabang, use our Luang Prabang online day trip planner.
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  • Beautiful temple in the town. Located near city center and a few minutes walk from night market. Early morning or late evening is the best time to take a photo 
    Beautiful temple in the town. Located near city center and a few minutes walk from night market. Early morning or late evening is the best time to take a photo  more »
  • Actually, I visited this Wat in the evening, in the dark. It was lovely. Everything was softly lit so you could look carefully and at leisure at the lovely carvings and applied decoration. There is a....  more
    Actually, I visited this Wat in the evening, in the dark. It was lovely. Everything was softly lit so you could look carefully and at leisure at the lovely carvings and applied decoration. There is a....  more »
  • This was my favorite temple in Luang Prabang. A great photo op in the early morning, when the temple is not very crowded. 
    This was my favorite temple in Luang Prabang. A great photo op in the early morning, when the temple is not very crowded.  more »
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  • Nice Buddhist temple, Historic architecture of Sim and paintings
  • Temples around the Luang Probang
  • When we went it was just us, so it was great to look around peacefully. The temple itself is impressive. Some of the monks were in class.
  • Sensoukaram pronounces as San-Sook-Kha-Rum, which means So full of happiness and wonderful, just a name itself already is pleasant to pay a quick respect since you are in town.
  • Beautiful Temple

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