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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Very elaborate wat, with golden ornaments and carvings. Worth visiting and exploring the intricacies of the detailed work.
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.
We visited three Wats (Buddhist temples) while in Luang Prabang. The first was Wat Mai. My map shows it to be on Sisavangvong Road, and if I have posted this to the wrong Wat Mai in Luang Prabang, (on Tripadvisor, it shows up with a different street name), I apologize. What we saw was a structure that had beautiful, gold-filigreed,... More
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