Wat That LuangCurrently Open
- Address: Phothisalath Road, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Family And Kids, Monastery
Wat That Luang (Tat Luang) Rasamahavihane, also called the "Monastery of the Royal Stupa" is a wat that has been associated with the royalty of Luang Prabang. Legends believe that the monastery built on this site was visited by Buddhist missionaries sent by Asoka. Relics from the 12th century, which are believed to be originated in Thailand, have been uncovered at the site of this temple. The present Sim is believed to be partially built from the branches of the Bodhi Tree. The large statue of Buddha present here is gilded and is made in bronze. This temple has been one of the most important sites for the rituals of royal ceremonies of Luang Prabang.
Wat That Luang Travel Tips
- Check for ‘Remove Shoes’ sign before entering the temple
- Once inside the temple, maintain silence
How to Reach Wat That Luang
- On foot
- By car
- By bike
- By tuktuk
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