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Wat Mai Suwannapumaram

Luang Prabang, Laos
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Ranked #17 of 44 attractions in Luang Prabang
Type: Religious Sites
Description: This early 19th-century temple was deemed to beautiful to destroy by the Chinese Haw.
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Bangkok, Thailand
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This Wat was located almost in the center of town and is easily accessible. The sculpture work on the doors of the Wat were incredible. It was nice to sit and watch some of the novices working and studying. Cost of entry was 10,000Kip per person.

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Cork, Ireland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Interesting to compare this to other Wats, and the roof is particularly notable. It is probably one of a handful of wats that should be seen.

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

It is really important when visiting that you have knowledge of what you are viewing either a guide or previous information as you see so many different things that you would not understand or appreciate.

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Kawasaki, Japan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

This is one of the greatest temples in Luang Prabang. The temple is something worth looking at. There's a beautiful garden with a pond behind the temple that's also something to check out. It's a good place to relax, especially during the evening with your girlfriend or wife.

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New Delhi, India
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The sim is the highlight, with its five-tiered roof extending protection over the spectacular gilded bas relief depicting scenes from the Ramayana and the life story of the Buddha.

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Emeryville, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Simply stunning. Take your time and enjoy all the buildings. The gold leaf exteriors are otherworldly. A don't miss sight.

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London
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222 reviews 222 reviews
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189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This is a great place if you want to see everyday life of the monks going on as you wander around. Everything is laid back and welcoming. And nothing seems out of bounds. Try to fit this in with Wat Tham Phu Si and Wat Xieng Thong in one day before heading to the main street for a drink.

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Victoria
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179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

This is one of the most attractive temples in Lunag Prabang. The exterior is covered with brilliant black, red and gold stencil work which they were redoing when we were there to make sure the temple looked at its best for the New Year celebrations.

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New York City, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Very elaborate wat, with golden ornaments and carvings. Worth visiting and exploring the intricacies of the detailed work.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

If you are lucky and it is open, enjoy this beautiful temple. The ceiling is so elaborate. The sim is the highlight, with its five-tiered roof extending protection over the spectacular gilded bas relief depicting scenes from the Ramayana and the life story of the Buddha.

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