Wat Mai Luang Prabang (Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham). The largest temple in Luang Prabang, next to the National Museum. Wat Mai temple was the royal residence and Pra Sangkharat

Wat Mai temple in Luang Prabang

The largest of the city of Luang Prabang Temple is the Temple Wat Mai. Old is a Buddhist monastery built in the year 1796, located in the historic center of the city of Luang Prabang, along with the Royal Palacethat it catches the eye by their roofs in 5 levels.



Information about Wat Mai


The temple Wat Mai, formally called Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham ( If Souvanna Phommaram, Mai Souvana Phoun Ram) whose literal translation means the new temple, is a temple founded by King Anourout in the year 1796 and subsequently renovated in the year 1821 by mandate of King Manthatourat.

Wat Mai is located in a privileged place in the centro histórico of Luang Prabang, on the main street, Sisavangvong is installed where the night market of Luang Prabang and next to the Royal Palace (the present National Museum).

Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham - Luang Prabang
Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham - Luang Prabang

Wat Mai is a very popular Temple not only by its size and impressive lines, but because for years served as Royal Temple and also as Pra Sangkharat official residence, maximum dignitary of Lao Buddhism.

Due to its impressive dimensions Temple Wat Mai is easily distinguished from the street, highlighting greatly their roofs 5 levels although it is worth noting the covered porch nestled on 2 rows of columns and the detailed carvings in wood exteriors of Wat Mai.

Wat Mai - Luang Prabang
Wat Mai - Luang Prabang

Because of its historical importance, its large size, its aesthetic beauty and its unbeatable location, Wat Mai is one of the favorite spots for tourists to contemplate the ancient tradition of alms ceremony.

Ceremony alms in front of the temple Wat Mai
Ceremony alms in front of the temple Wat Mai


Where is Wat Mai


We have to say that there are several temples Wat Mai in the world, for example in Thailand There is a temple, Wat Mai, however the temple Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham Luang Prabang ( Laos) is located in the street Sisavangvong road, next to the National Museum of Luang Prabang.



Opening hours and entrance fee to the temple Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham


The temple Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham Luang Prabang is < b itemprop = "openingHoursSpecification" //schema itemtype = "http://schema.org/OpeningHoursSpecification" > open daily from 8:00 to 17:00. The price of entry is 10,000 kip (approx. €1, see) Currency of Laos(), the entrance ticket to Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham purchase directly at the gates of the temple.

Wat Mai - Luang Prabang
Wat Mai - Luang Prabang

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