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Address: E of Old Town, Luang Prabang, Laos

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So different

This is the first 'modern' Wat I've seen (built in 1987 I believe) and it is quite startling. Definitely worth a visit though but I had hoped to hear drumming at 4 p.m. and there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
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Wales, United Kingdom
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India
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680 reviews 680 reviews
262 attraction reviews
392 helpful votes 392 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is in a calm hilltop just outside the town. The Wat is a modern temple in an isolated place. One can get a hill top view of Luang Prabang from behind the temple. Not a must see at all, unless you have religious reasons.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is the first 'modern' Wat I've seen (built in 1987 I believe) and it is quite startling. Definitely worth a visit though but I had hoped to hear drumming at 4 p.m. and there was none - maybe because it was a Saturday. Robert T of Llanidloes said all that is necessary.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We decided to walk here as it seemed straightforward, don't follow in our footsteps. It is not a good route to walk as it is along a highway. Once we got here everything was closed but the view was still very nice and would be a nice place to relax.

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Santiago, Chile
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

we rent a motorcycle, and went there with a map and we found a nice place with a beautiful view from the top, the temple is very beautiful too, and the monks are available to talk about their lives and practice their english.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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24 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is the attraction about Luang Prabang. View over the top is really beautiful and by chance you won't have too much people there to enjoy it peacefully.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We were out on a bike trip, on bikes we rented at the city. After a long and tiring ride all around the city outskirts we decided to halt at the Wat Pa Phon Phao which is around 10-15 minutes from the city centre. Situated slightly uphill , this place offers some fantastic view of the south-west fringes of the... More 

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Llanidloes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This new temple has five levels, do not fail to climb right to the top. The 1st floor has paintings all round the walls - scenes from the life of the Buddha above and blood curdling visions of Taoist hells below. The second floor has wooden shutters at its windows and wooden doors to its balconies, from which spectacular views... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I went there riding a bike (about 15-20 minutes) from the city centre. It is a nice ride. The temple is beautiful, located in the middle of a garden. It has a great view to the city, to the mountains and to That Chomsi.

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This relatively new temple/chedi is situated on a hilltop not far from the airport (road). It is also called chedi of peacefulness. As the road up is pretty steep, you'll have to push the bike the last 200 metres. Inside the chedi you can climb up a few floors/staircases, from the first floor with a beautiful view on the city.

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Lund, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We visited it during a bike tour in Luang Prabang. If you pass by, you can stop and have a vist; otherwise it's not that wothy to really look for and visit it.

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