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Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham

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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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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... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 in, each family or couple, in their best clothes, with a silver coloured bowl containing... More 

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Thank 2012sunilmumbai
Orlando, Florida
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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 the interior of this red-gold temple that was constructed in the 1700s near the Royal... More 

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Thank DeanMurphy2020
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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.

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Thank 918teresah
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

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

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Centrally located near the Royal Palace museum and the night market, this is very easy to find and a great place to visit. We visited towards the end of the day - a little cooler and the light is better for photos. Apart from the impressive wat and great interior we were invited to stay and sit just outside the... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

This complex with pagoda is one of several in Luang Prabang I enjoyed all of them and I recomend a visit of all, because they are diferent and usually well preserved Located near the center of the city

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Sited next to the Royal Place museum it is on the main tourist trail. For us not as pretty as other Temples in the town but still worth the entrance fee. Donating towards the upkeep of these historic buildings is always worth doing.

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