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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Visounarath Road | stop of E-Bus Green Line, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably the one temple you should visit in Luang Prabang if you’re not overly keen on temples. It is the oldest temple here and has a wonderful history and a wonderful array of Buddha statues including a huge one inside the temple. Well...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is another lovely temple that makes Luang Prabang what it is. Good for a quick wander, but no more than 30mins needed here.

Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive to see the oldest temple in the city (1513). Don’t need to spend too much time here as there is not too much to look at.

Thank EddieAlexCook
Reviewed July 7, 2018

This is kind of a landmark that I have been using, Strolling the grounds and enjoying a refuge of sorts in the city. The Buddhas are very cool!

Thank CFEIII
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Must see of the oldest temple. Melon shaped stupa is the landmark. The gates of the temple are white.

Thank Tessie S
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Wat Wisunalat is Luang Prabang’s oldest operating temple. It was named after king of Laos Wisoun. It was built in 1513 but burned in 1887. It has a double roof with the upper roof raised high above the lower roof. About four thousand trees were...More

Thank VadimM67
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Beautiful open complex with historical stupa, large trees and thick colonial walls. Good location as part of walking or bicycle tour. The Lao style standing buddhas 'praying for rain' with curved out finger tips are the most beautiful I've seen in the region (directly behind...More

Thank Tim L
Reviewed March 30, 2018

We spent an interesting hour or so both in the grounds of the Wat and in the temple (used daily by devotees). It was built in 1512 The door panels depict Hindu deities and the gilded screen inside portrays a battle from the Hindu 'Ramayana'....More

Thank zenu
Reviewed March 28, 2018

This is one of the oldest temples in the city and one that has been nicely restored. There is a great collection of Buddha images on display.

Thank Tim R
Reviewed March 14, 2018

Vat Visounarath is the oldest standing temple in Luang Prabang, which might be the reason it is comparatively plain and simple in relation to other more elaborate temples in the area. There is a small fee to enter the small temple which houses a large...More

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