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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first destination during our Luang Prabang trip in last July. Wat is built with five tiered roof, gilded carved facade. It was originally built in 18th century, but the original structure was largely damaged. Hence, major restoration works in 20th century mimicking the original...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kai_Wah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wat Mai is the largest temple in the old part of Luang Prabang. It is very richly decorated in red and gold hues and a striking emerald Buddha statue sits inside. The surrounding structures in the temple are also equally beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lakshmi_Huttada
Reviewed 17 July 2019

Nice temple, and within easy walk of most hotels. The morning market starts behind, while the night tourist market runs across the front, 10000 kip for an entry ticket, but lots of things to see and take photos of within a small compound. After the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Orator11
Reviewed 30 June 2019

This is another impressive temple complex to visit when you're walking around Luang Prabang. Located quite close to the Royal Palace and easily combined with a visit there.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank KGB777
Reviewed 17 May 2019

It's the largest and very nice decorated buddhist temple in Luang Prabang. We had to wait some minutes for going inside, because all the painting work. At the same time there was a lot of shooting pics for commercial use. :) You will find the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 April 2019

Built in the 18th century, it is near the Royal Palace Museum. An emerald Buddha statue sits inside the red-gold interior. This Wat is considered to be the largest and most richly decorated of the temple in Luang Prabang.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 22 April 2019 via mobile

Close to the Royal Palace and Night Market. Beautiful temple area. Wonderful place to see monks doing their daily tasks in the temple.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 April 2019

This is one of many centrally located temples and catches everyone's eyes because of its larger size and intricate gold decorative motifs everywhere. If you have to pick just few to go see, this would be one of the temples to go to.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vamsally
Reviewed 13 March 2019

Interesting site with a variety of temple buildings. Some lovely Japanese mosaic glass work on walls. Peaceful and calm area.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank TessaPolis
Reviewed 18 February 2019

The most impressive structure of this temple is its five tiered roof. It is the largest and most splendidly decorated (with gold) temple in LP. It is also known as the new monastery of the city

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dilip P
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