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This early 19th-century temple was deemed to beautiful to destroy by the Chinese Haw.
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a slightly less visited temple which meant it could be enjoyed in peace! Some very interesting gold work here

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the temple shortly but was in awe of how beautiful the entrance is into the temple. I took a lot of pictures to remind myself of how gorgeous a moment it was for me. I went during the afternoon so it was pretty...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a lovely peaceful place to visit although seeing monks with mobile phones and cans of coke felt a bit weird

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

Close to the market, this temple is interesting to visit (also near to the theatre), but not necessarily a must-see.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

We visited the temple last year in December 2017. This wat is located in the city centre and there is an entrance fee for the visitors. The entrance fee is 20.000 kips if ypu wish to get into the wat. It's easy to find the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

Historically Wat Mai played an important role, also in times of Lao monarchy. Recently they introduced an admission fee which is o.k.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

It is worth taking the time to visit this Buddhist temple to appreciate the beauty of the architecture, the decorations and also a spot for quiet meditation

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

The location is very close to museum and Mount Phousi. The architecture show how healthy their forest were as the original columns in the temple were large trunk of trees.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

This temple did have an expensive price with 20,000 kip to enter the temple - which was a bit too expensive when there wasn’t enough to see to match the price, in my opinion. I enjoyed seeing the building work that was beginning to happen...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

20,000 Kip to enter. Good to visit but there is not a lot to see - however, there are some great quotes to read along with walking around.

Date of experience: October 2018
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