We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$97.00*
and up
Guided Exploring Luang Prabang Full-Day Tour
More Info
$69.00*
and up
Half-Day Luang Prabang City Tour
More Info
$94.00*
and up
Explore Luang Prabang Backroads Biking Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 174 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
beautiful and historic !!

Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham is a important one temple in Luang Prabang, beautiful and historic located beside the main streets Sisavangvong next to the Royal Palace Museum. It the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
NarisaB
,
Vienna, Austria
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 69: English reviews
Vienna, Austria
Level Contributor
395 reviews
223 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham is a important one temple in Luang Prabang, beautiful and historic located beside the main streets Sisavangvong next to the Royal Palace Museum. It the place for celebration Buddhist in New Years, built in the 18th century, high recommend to visit!! Entry 20,000 Kib / person

Helpful?
Thank NarisaB
Greater Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
2,714 reviews
1,701 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 525 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This temple was less impressive than some others but was close to the palace and on the main street so you cannot miss it. Worth seeing but not the best.

Helpful?
Thank Oldjack
Level Contributor
263 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

The wat is quite small but interesting. It is located just besides the Royal Place Museum. You can visit it after touring the big museum.

Helpful?
Thank Ngan H
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
210 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Another must. Like everything in Laos, it is beautiful. I came home with far too many photos as it was so pretty.

Helpful?
Thank TriciaBY
Tromso, Norway
Level Contributor
273 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

A small Wat in the city centre. After seeing dozens of Wats, I don't find this one of special interest, but it is ok. 10k kip entrance fee.

Helpful?
Thank Tore S
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
316 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

As with most of the temples in Laung Pranang, this one is quite small but because of it's easy access I went and took a few photos.

Helpful?
Thank VivaHawaii
Hong Kong
Level Contributor
282 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

It was located in town and donation as entrance fee was encouraged to help in the upkeep of the temple.

Helpful?
Thank bkpkwok
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
608 reviews
222 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

This temple is a must for anyone visiting Luang prabang! We thought this was one of the best temples in the whole town.

Helpful?
Thank lanzmo
Paris, France
Level Contributor
106 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

Unique by its size, architecture and atmosphere. It has to be absolutely visited when staying in the city of Luang Prabang

Helpful?
Thank mi100mi
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

The temple is in a great location and is a place to get an insight into the Laosian Culture. The lack of information about the temple on sight is over-shadowed by the beautiful design. The roof is particularly beautiful. I would recommend bringing a camera and walking shoes for this temple that only requires about 15 minutes to explore.

Helpful?
1 Thank Lukewomers

Travelers who viewed Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham also viewed

Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Province
Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Province
 
Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Province
Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Province
 

Been to Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?