Laos Sights

Wat Mai

  • Sisavangvong Rd. Map It
  • Luang Prabang
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 05/27/2016

Fodor's Review

This small but lovely temple next to the Royal Palace compound dates from 1796. Its four-tier roof is characteristic of Luang Prabang's religious architecture, but more impressive are the magnificent wood carvings and gold-leaf murals on the main pillars and portico entrance to the temple. These intricate panels depict the last life of the Buddha, as well as various Asian animals. During the Bun Pimai festival (Lao New Year), the Prabang sacred Buddha image is carried from the Royal Palace compound to Wat Mai for ritual cleansing ceremonies.

Sight Information


Sisavangvong Rd., Luang Prabang, Laos

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Sight Details:

  • 10,000 kip
  • Daily 6–6

Published 05/27/2016


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