Wat Sen

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  • Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids

Wat Sensoukaram, also known as Wat Sen, literally translates into “Temple of 100,000 treasures” as it was built using 100,000 stones from the Mekong River. This temple was built by King Kitsarath in the 18th century and is one of the most visited temples of Luang Prabang. Some monks contradict saying that the name actually derived as a donation of 100,000 kips was made to build this temple. In the year 1957, this temple was re-constructed and is surrounded by smaller stupas, temples, chapels, and sculptures. The main building is elegantly decorated in red and golden colour and complex has a large standing Buddha statue which makes the surrounding even more beautiful.

Wat Sen Travel Tips

  • Kindly check with the local hotel or tourist office for the exact temple timings.

How to Reach Wat Sen

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

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  • Wat Sen Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Wat Sen Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Wat Sen(preferred time): 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Wat Sen: 00:30 Mins
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  • 27.69% of people who visit Luang Prabang include Wat Sen in their plan

  • 44.12% of people start their Wat Sen visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Wat Sen

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

58.82% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wat Sen

People normally club together Bamboo Bridge and Wat Xieng Mouane while planning their visit to Wat Sen.

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

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