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Wat Mai Suwannapumaram

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Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2016
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Hong Kong
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276 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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

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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Pay a ticket price of 10,000 kips (USD 1.25) and enjoy this beautiful Wat for its intricate carvings. Right next to the morning market and just before the royal palace, this place is well located and should not be missed.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful, the roof, the statues of Bhudda and have a very small place what there are a big statue and a wonderful atmosphere inside

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This place is easy to find andv nice place to visit and take a photo. Pay the entrance fee for visiting here.

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Geelong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Near the Royal Palace, worth a visit, if like us you enjoy beautiful temples. The area has many attractions, including the night market and old quarter, We stayed in a nearby guesthouse, loved our time in Luang Prabang.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

In the week following Pimai, the Lao New Year, Wat Mai Suwannapumaram (which the locals call just Wat Mai) holds a ceremony for you to "shower' the Prabang Buddha. The water is poured from two higher platforms, and flows through two dragon channels to showed the Prabang Buddha, then drains off where you collect the water that has washed the... More 

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Old Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Next to the Royal Palace one of the most picturesque wat of the city. Built in the late 18th century and according to some sources escaped destruction by the Chinese because it was too beautiful to destroy. Opening hours are from 08:00 to 17:00 and admission fee is 10,000LAK.

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