Wat Mai

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  • Address: Thanon Sisavangvong, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +856-309302016
  • Ticket Price: 2 USD
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids

Built in the 18th century, Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, or Wat Mai meaning New Temple, is the largest Buddhist temple complex in Luang Prabang and is located next to the Royal Palace. The most important structure of this temple complex is the Sim. The Sim’s multi-layered roofs are decorated with intricate black and red lacquer and Naga finials. Located inside the temple, is a beautiful emerald Buddha statue. Other structures included within the complex are a stupa, two small chapels, a drum tower and a library. Many monks live within this temple complex in a traditional housing called the kuti.

Wat Mai Travel Tips

  • Maintain quiet inside the temple complex as many monks are praying/meditating.
  • Visit early in the morning to avoid the crowd.

How to Reach Wat Mai

  • On foot
  • By car
  • By bike
  • By tuktuk

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  • Wat Mai Address: Thanon Sisavangvong, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Wat Mai Contact Number: +856-309302016
  • Wat Mai Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Wat Mai Price: 2 USD
  • Best time to visit Wat Mai(preferred time): 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Wat Mai: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 29.75% of people who visit Luang Prabang include Wat Mai in their plan

  • 48.39% of people start their Wat Mai visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Wat Mai

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

67.74% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wat Mai

People normally club together Royal Palace Museum and Luang Prabang Library while planning their visit to Wat Mai.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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