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.
Book In Advance
More Info
$69.00*
and up
Guided Exploring Luang Prabang Full-Day Tour
More Info
$66.30*
and up
Half-Day Luang Prabang City Tour
More Info
$94.00*
and up
Explore Luang Prabang Backroads Biking Tour
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
More
This early 19th-century temple was deemed to beautiful to destroy by the Chinese Haw.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good51%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“royal palace” (17 reviews)
LOCATION
Luang Prabang, Laos
Write a Review
Reviews (213)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 88 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

This temple is a must for anyone visting Luang prabang! Unique by its size, architecture and atmosphere. We thought this was one of the best temples in the whole town.

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located very close to the main street and in the middle of the night market area, this is the largest / biggest temple in Luang Prabang.

Thank Priyanka S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard that this is the biggest Wat (temple) in Luang Prabang. Its a temple complex and not just a single temple. Good praying area and architecture

Thank ameyajoshi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There were lots of golden images around the inner walls of this temple. A lot of similarities generally to the other temples but if you're interested in temples worth a visit to see the inside.

Thank Charles_and_Susan
Reviewed August 27, 2017

Wat Mai is located beside The former Royal Paace of Luang Prabang. For sure Wat Mai has stunning dhammsala (praying area). If you visit this Wat just before sunset, usually there will be Bhikkhus inside the dhammsala reading a Buddhist bible.

Thank harry_mdj
Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

I was informed the main ceremony during yearly sacred vaisakha ceremony, the temple will held the main ceremony with locals and tourists will gather to pay respect during the eve and day of vaisakha.

Thank lsg181
Reviewed June 3, 2017

The design and the Architecture are simply amazing and very majestic. Located just a few walks before the Royal Palace.Very Historical Wat and must visit by every history and temples lover.

1  Thank Ragu88
Reviewed June 2, 2017

The 3 tier roofing set this temple apart from the numerous ones in Luang Prabang. It is also accessible by foot and the ambiance is relaxing even though its quite near downtown.

1  Thank byrone29
Reviewed May 19, 2017

it is located close to the National Museum and along the night market road. it has 3 temples inside the compound. it is so relaxed and calm inside the compound. Monks doing their rituals.

1  Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed May 15, 2017

When you're in the National Museum, it's worth to visit this wat. In the morning, you can mostly hear the monks do the chant. I was lucky that a new friend, a monk, invited me into the wat.

1  Thank EndroCatur
Nearby
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Tangor
979 reviews
.22 miles away
Blue Lagoon Restaurant
1,252 reviews
.17 miles away
Joma Bakery Cafe
1,385 reviews
.21 miles away
Coconut Garden
1,052 reviews
.22 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Old Quarter Luang Prabang
1,154 reviews
.12 miles away
Mount Phousi
3,008 reviews
.13 miles away
Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre
634 reviews
.14 miles away
Luang Prabang Night Market
2,266 reviews
.02 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit