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This early 19th-century temple was deemed to beautiful to destroy by the Chinese Haw.
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 15 May 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
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We were walking by the night market when we suddenly came across a throng of people in a wat compound. We went in to the courtyard which had a large tent; and were enchanted seeing a religious ceremony in full flow. The crowds were pouring...More

1  Thank 2012sunilmumbai
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, gratefully, has the shortened moniker Wat Mai (or Wat May). It is the largest and most richly decorated Buddhist wat (temple) in Luang Prabang. It was one of the first wats that underwent extensive restoration and preservation. An emerald Buddha statue adorns...More

1  Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Great Temple.Must see even in the hot weather.Nice Buddha statue.nice building.a peaceful seating.love it here.

1  Thank sultanofsin007
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Lovely setting on the main road Very nice interior with a stunning Emerald Buddha. Can get busy during mid morning and afternoon with tour groups.

1  Thank 918teresah
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The whole compound is worth seeing. The exterior of the buildings is beautiful and the interiors are richly decorated.

1  Thank Jean T
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