Wat Mai Suwannapumaram, Luang Prabang
Wat Mai or full name is " Wat Mai Suwannapumaram ", one of most are prominent pictorial of the wats in Luang Prabang
monastery at Sisavong Vang Road next to Royal Palace Museum
. The former has special importance for a last number of the
Pra- Sangkharat was stayed at temple for the royal family and long has been the residence, the highest Laotian Buddhist
The King Anourout since19th century commanded revivalism of the wooden sim perhaps started, in 1822 during the reign of king,
when it was given the name of The New Monastery (Wat Mai), it is important for both its religious and its philosophy of beauty.
The gilded doors ( double colonnaded porch ) in front of facade. The sim is built in the traditional Luang Prabang
added porches on the two sides. The most striking feature of the temple is the gilded flat tell the story embodiment on the
top of the Buddha - Vessentara structure separate forming a large wall of gold.
In 1947 Wat Mai became a large Buddha image - Prabang was moved from the Royal Palace
presently and every year during
Pee - Mai ( Laos New Year ) Mid-April Songkran Festival
of Thai and Laotian new year, the Prabang was ceremonious brought
from the Royal Palace
to Wat Mai in front of the sim. Where the place to started for three days there is ceremonial washing
of the Prabang image for people have chance for pay homage faithfully. The admission diary on 7.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
cost 20,000 kip
Even though temple in Luang Prabang
is a peaceful and small town, there are a several other temples to noticed happen
on another charm temple more than 30 wats. If you take the time to research on the old city, most traveler will include
Wat Xieng Thong
, Wat Mai Suwannapumaram and Phu Si Hill
not enough to visit a worth and variety of all temples. Its probably
practice English skills with a young monks especially on your own area that possible you'll be 'chatted up' by one of
beginner or exchange language.