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Wat Mai Suwannapumaram

Luang Prabang, Laos
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Ranked #16 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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Hanoi, Vietnam
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297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was very surprised to find that this Wat asks to buy a ticket (while all others simply ask for donations). While it is a very nice one (not the most glorious), I fail to see why this one emplyed the ticketing system, which means one of the monks has to sit there all day taking money, handing out tickets... More

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Guri, South Korea
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288 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

CC ( 2014.07.29 ) In Laos, temple was small and charming, I think. This wat was peaceful and quiet place. This place was not big and some status of Buddha was located. Not special but calm place in Luang Prabang. Visited easily on the way to trip in downtown.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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19 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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15 helpful votes 15 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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28 helpful votes 28 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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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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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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210 helpful votes 210 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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362 reviews 362 reviews
176 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 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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