Buddhism

Buddhism

Walk through ancient temples, listen to monks chanting, witness Buddhist ceremonies that have been practiced for centuries.

Morning Alms (Sai Bat)

Sai Bat (Morning Alms) is a longstanding tradition in Laos Buddhist culture.

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Wat Xiengthong

This temple is not only the most beautiful in Luang Prabang, but arguably one of the most spectacular temples in the entire country.

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Wat Visounnarath

Founded in 1512 during the of King Visounnarath (1501-1520), this temple was a symbol of the Kingdom’s unity.

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Wat Mai Souwannaphummaham

Wat Mai (New Monastery) was given its present name following the restoration undertaken in 1821 by King Manthathourath.

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Wat Phraphonphao

It can’t compete with other temples in town when it comes to history, but Wat Paphonphao wins points for being a visual spectacle that sits above the city centre, glowing golden all day long.

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Wat Chomphet

It’s a bit of a hike to Wat Chomphet but climbing the 123 steps is well worth it.

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Temples in Chomphet District

Discover the charms of Chomphet's temples and soak in the view from across the Mekong.

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Other Temples

There are many temples off the beaten track worth visiting while you're in Luang Prabang - from the ancient to the quirky.

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