Wat Aham

Wat Aham, Luang Prabang: Hours, Address, Wat Aham Reviews: 3.5/5

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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
Jan 2020
Just a few meters away from famous "Wat Visounnarath" temple and its "That Mak Mo" stupa, you will find "Wat Aham", one of the most revered shrines of Luang Prabang. Also known as the "Monastery of the Blossoming Heart", the actual building dates from the beginning of the 19th century and was built on the site of a much older temple dating from the 16th century. This is a small temple and its prayer hall is decorated with colorful murals. The main Buddha image is set on a pedestal and is surrounded by some smaller Buddha images. Outside, two small stupas and two enormous "Banyan" trees (the Buddhist sacred"Bhodi") are believed to be home of "Thevatuluang", the guardian spirit of Luang Prabang. May "Thevatuluang" protect your journey through Laos - the "Land of a Million Elephants"! Enjoy!
Written October 12, 2020
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Larry M
Vientiane, Laos1,329 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Cute small temple adjacent to Wat Visoun, nice frescoes inside depicting Lao history and culture. Nice photo op with scary statues affront!
Written February 15, 2020
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Marco Luangprabang
Luang Prabang, Laos323 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Really nice temple, famous about the 2 spirits of Luangprabang (punyo nyanyo) , go inside to see all paints about Buddha story
Written February 8, 2020
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SeeMoreLiveMore
Singapore, Singapore526 contributions
Dec 2019
This one is away from the main stretch of town, but still easily accessible on foot. A smaller temple, but charming precisely because of that.
Written January 2, 2020
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walkasone
Brisbane, Australia956 contributions
Sep 2019
This is adjacent to Wat Visoin, has good shade areas to cool down, also peaceful. You may see some monks also. The temple is simple but nice.
Written September 18, 2019
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Prayanak
Bangkok, Thailand427 contributions
Aug 2019
This is a rather small and not really visited by most of the visitors to Luang Prabang. It is in a quiet area in the city and it's a very relaxing place to see (as you may have the whole place for you). There are many shops around that sell souvenirs at very good prices. Highly recommended.
Written August 15, 2019
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,727 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
This was the 2nd Wat I visited on my weekend visit to Luang Prabang as it was on the way into town from where I was staying at the Le Bel Air resort. Quite a nice Wat with a fairly elaborate main temple exterior.
Written June 30, 2019
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Suria_Nataadmadja
Jakarta, Indonesia7,648 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
We’re there while visiting Wat Visoun next door. It’s a temple with many monks residing there. It’s a quiet place near our hotel. Smaller than Wat Visoun but yet has its charm.
Written January 2, 2019
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Deanne D
Wellington, New Zealand1,417 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
This temple was a little different from the others. Lots of working monks when we went. There are gift shops with good prices next to it in the temple complex.
Written January 1, 2019
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jobst56
Hamburg, Germany1,707 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Right next to famous Wat Visoun and That Makmo, Wat Aham is a quiet working temple. At the entrance there's two special golden buddha statues in front of two massive trees, also illuminated in the evenings.
Written December 19, 2018
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