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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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Can get busy with groups

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.

Reviewed 18 March 2017
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Montreal, Canada
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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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Thank Jean T
Melbourne, Australia
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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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Reviewed 25 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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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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Thank Clive R
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

This is very important for local culture and religion!!beautiful temple for learn the story of luang prabang!!!!'

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Thank Tuy S
Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham is a important one temple in Luang Prabang, beautiful and historic located beside the main streets Sisavangvong next to the Royal Palace Museum. It the place for celebration Buddhist in New Years, built in the 18th century, high recommend to visit!! Entry 20,000 Kib / person

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Reviewed 15 December 2016

This temple was less impressive than some others but was close to the palace and on the main street so you cannot miss it. Worth seeing but not the best.

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