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This early 19th-century temple was deemed to beautiful to destroy by the Chinese Haw.
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“royal palace” (17 reviews)
Luang Prabang, Laos
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located very close to the main street and in the middle of the night market area, this is the largest / biggest temple in Luang Prabang.

Thank Priyanka S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard that this is the biggest Wat (temple) in Luang Prabang. Its a temple complex and not just a single temple. Good praying area and architecture

Thank ameyajoshi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There were lots of golden images around the inner walls of this temple. A lot of similarities generally to the other temples but if you're interested in temples worth a visit to see the inside.

Thank Charles_and_Susan
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Wat Mai is located beside The former Royal Paace of Luang Prabang. For sure Wat Mai has stunning dhammsala (praying area). If you visit this Wat just before sunset, usually there will be Bhikkhus inside the dhammsala reading a Buddhist bible.

Thank harry_mdj
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I was informed the main ceremony during yearly sacred vaisakha ceremony, the temple will held the main ceremony with locals and tourists will gather to pay respect during the eve and day of vaisakha.

Thank lsg181
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The design and the Architecture are simply amazing and very majestic. Located just a few walks before the Royal Palace.Very Historical Wat and must visit by every history and temples lover.

1  Thank Ragu88
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The 3 tier roofing set this temple apart from the numerous ones in Luang Prabang. It is also accessible by foot and the ambiance is relaxing even though its quite near downtown.

1  Thank byrone29
Reviewed 19 May 2017

it is located close to the National Museum and along the night market road. it has 3 temples inside the compound. it is so relaxed and calm inside the compound. Monks doing their rituals.

1  Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed 15 May 2017

When you're in the National Museum, it's worth to visit this wat. In the morning, you can mostly hear the monks do the chant. I was lucky that a new friend, a monk, invited me into the wat.

1  Thank EndroCatur
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We were walking by the night market when we suddenly came across a throng of people in a wat compound. We went in to the courtyard which had a large tent; and were enchanted seeing a religious ceremony in full flow. The crowds were pouring...More

1  Thank 2012sunilmumbai
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