Wat Pa Phon Phao

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  • Address: 13, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
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Wat Pa Phon Phao literally translates to "Peacefulness Temple" and is situated outside the town of Luang Prabang across the Nam Khan River. Wat Pa Phon Phao is situated among the mountains and is a forest meditation retreat that was once headed by Ajahn Saisamut, a well-known Lao Buddhist teacher. After his death in 1992, Ajahn Saisamut’s funeral procession was one of the largest in the history of Laos. The exterior of the temple is octagonally shaped and differs from most Buddhist wats while its interiors re filled with beautiful paintings that depict traditional Buddhist scenes. Wat Pa Phon Phao is a great place to enjoy the views of the town of Luang Prabang and also the sunset.

Wat Pa Phon Phao Travel Tips

  • Maintain silence once inside the temple complex as you will find many monk and guests mediating.
  • A drum ceremony that happens at 4:00 pm is a must-see.

How to Reach Wat Pa Phon Phao

  • By car
  • By bike
  • By tuktuk

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  • Wat Pa Phon Phao Address: 13, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Wat Pa Phon Phao Timing: 08:00 am - 04:30 pm
  • Best time to visit Wat Pa Phon Phao(preferred time): 01:30 pm - 03:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Wat Pa Phon Phao: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 1.11% of people who visit Luang Prabang include Wat Pa Phon Phao in their plan

  • 95% of people start their Wat Pa Phon Phao visit around 2 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Wat Pa Phon Phao


95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wat Pa Phon Phao

People normally also visit Royal Theater while planning their trip to Wat Pa Phon Phao.

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

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