Wat Phaphay

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  • Address: Ban Xiangmen, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Monastery

Wat Phaphay, also known as the "Monastery of the [Thornless] Bamboo Forest", is a temple situated in the town of Luang Prabang. The temple was built by Phaya Si Mahanam in the year 1861 and derived its name from the previous existence of a bamboo forest on the site. The temple is located on the foothills of Mount Phousi and opposite of the main entry to the Palace Museum. The temple is built in Vientiane or Thai style and the wooden facades on the exteriors once has beautiful paintings all over it. The most important aspect of this temple is its interiors which are covered in beautiful and colourful murals depicting the common scenes along with many birds and animals.

Wat Phaphay Travel Tips

  • Check for ‘Remove Shoes’ sign before entering the temple.
  • Once inside the temple, maintain silence.

How to Reach Wat Phaphay

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

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  • Wat Phaphay Address: Ban Xiangmen, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Wat Phaphay Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Wat Phaphay(preferred time): 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Wat Phaphay: 00:30 Mins
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