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This is a hard to miss temple, located right next to the Royal palace and night market and across the road from Mount Phousi. You can view the beautiful architecture from outside but if you wish to go inside the temple, you need to pay...More
This wat is located near to the Palace Museum, central part of the Old Quarter. Entrance fee is 20,000 kip. Most notable for me are the large wooden pillars at the entrance. Unless you're really feeling like you're missing out by not visiting every temple...More
Hard to miss or avoid, a neat, small Wat complex with one main building and some smaller surrounding stupas and pagodas. A monastery at the back should be left in peace by tourists. Worth the visit to appreciate the gold leaf of the main temple....More
Located close to the Royal Palace, Wat Mai typifies the unique five tired roof style of Luang Prabang. The front entryway depicts scenes of village life, the Ramayana and the birth of Buddha. There is a dress code so make sure that knees and shoulders...More
Unless you are a very devout Buddhist or super into Laotian religious architecture then there is a danger of getting all templed out. There is no doubt that these are beautiful buildings, and it is lovely to see them well used. But there are simply...More
One of my favorites in Luang Prabang, just next to the Royal Palace. Beautiful outside and inside. Marvelous murals on the front side before entering. On the back side you can relax in the shadows and watch monks go about their routines. Well worth a...More
This Wat used to be the Residence of the Supreme Patriarch of Buddhist monks before 1975 when there was a regime change. It is still well maintained and one could see great wood carvings in the front wall of the main temple. If memory serves,...More