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Wat Mai Suwannapumaram

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Description: This early 19th-century temple was deemed to beautiful to destroy by the...
This early 19th-century temple was deemed to beautiful to destroy by the Chinese Haw.
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Beautiful decoration

One more temple in LP, there are many.., but this one is beautifully decorated. Walls and ceiling red with gold decoration, alot of budha statues and offerings so its still used... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Looks good from the outside, but a bit like many other temples in Asia. Decided not to pay to go in so cant comment on inside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A sweet little temple but very small. When I arrived the monks were in the middle of redecorating the place. Still it has a decent collection of Buddhas. The real treat is outside though. Wonderful carvings on the outer walls and beautifully decorated pillars.

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Evergem, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

One more temple in LP, there are many.., but this one is beautifully decorated. Walls and ceiling red with gold decoration, alot of budha statues and offerings so its still used alot by religious people. A nice collection of old bells inside..sometimes mots beautiful things are behind the statues, in the back of the temple.

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Doesn't take long to visit, this Wat is still a functioning sacred place - which gives it less of a touristy feel and more of a locally loved atmosphere. The stenciles are wonderful, the "wings of the mother hen" are graceful. Walkable from the Royal Museum, with places outside to sit and observe.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is right in the middle of town. Not very big, but colorful. This is also night next to the Royal museum so you don't have to plan a visit to this place separately. Right behind this wat in a side street is the morning market. You must buy a ticket only if you want to enter the main temple.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This wat was built in 1724. It has a multi-layered roof style where pillars in the central structure are higher than the supporting periphery and a covered gallery surrounds the central strucdture. Wat Mai has a five tiered red roof with gilded and stencilled columns. It took seventy years to complete and houses the PraBang Buddha. During New Year's celebrations,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

While this temple is not the highlight of Luang Prabang, it's worth a visit if you have some extra time. Chances are you will have some extra time since you're in Luang Prabang lol so give it a shot.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Small wat in town. Convenient to visit after visiting the palace museum. There is a better wat at the end of the old quarters. Can give a miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Just as the night market is winding up on Luang Prabang's Main Street, you may suddenly notice a haunting sound drifting thru the starlit air. The rhythmic sound draws you into the grounds of Wat Mai. Then, through a doorway into the main temple, you see 16 monks seated in a geometric pattern, facing the many golden Buddhas, reciting their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Has to be seen,I suggest about 15 minutes here out of your sight seeing day. 10.000 kip entrance fee( less than two euros )

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