Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, Luang Prabang

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At Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, 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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Luang Prabang vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • I would recommend to visit temples in the morning before 11 AM, in the afternoon and then in the evening the ambiente is always quite different i liked the temple dogs, sleeping in funny positions.....  more
    I would recommend to visit temples in the morning before 11 AM, in the afternoon and then in the evening the ambiente is always quite different i liked the temple dogs, sleeping in funny positions.....  more »
  • In January 2020, my wife and I visited great sights in Laos including a number of very imposing, ornate Buddhist temples,during our short 5 day private Wendy Wu “Laos in Focus” tour arranged through.....  more
    In January 2020, my wife and I visited great sights in Laos including a number of very imposing, ornate Buddhist temples,during our short 5 day private Wendy Wu “Laos in Focus” tour arranged through.....  more »
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  • A gorgeous temple worth seeing and a true testament to the Laotian architecture. The walls are covered in gold and Buddha images are abundant. Definitely worth seeing while in Luang Prabang.
  • Nicenppqce for relaxing and wwlkingnin the morning and evening

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