Wat Nong Sikhunmuang, Luang Prabang

Wat Nong Sikhunmuang, Luang Prabang

Wat Nong Sikhunmuang is located on Kounxoa Road, in the next block from Wat Sene. The roof colors are vibrant yellow and orange and the exterior gold decoration of the gable is set against a backdrop of deep red. The wat itself is whitewashed, which really sets off...
Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, Luang Prabang

Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, Luang Prabang

Otherwise known simply as Wat Mai, this is a fairly large temple complex. The main temple is unusual in that it has a five-tiered roof. Each tier is finished with a naga finial and the very top tier is decorated with a 3-spire dok so faa, or metal roof decoration. The...
Wat Khili, Luang Prabang

Wat Khili, Luang Prabang

Wat Khili is situated opposite Wat Xieng Thong and next door to Wat Si Boun Houang. The first picture in this set is of the 2-story white stucco French colonial style monks quarters attached to this wat. What I love most about this wat are the colorful tree of life...
Wat Si Boun Houang, Luang Prabang

Wat Si Boun Houang, Luang Prabang

While many of the wats in Luang Prabang were renovated in mid to late 20th century, this wat seems older because it was last renovated in 1900. It was built in the mid 18th century. The small sim has 4 columns, 2 round and 2 square, topped with lotus petal capitals...
Wat Siri Moung Khoung, Luang Prabang

Wat Siri Moung Khoung, Luang Prabang

Built in the 18th century, this temple is located on Kuonxoa Road, which is right down the road from Wat Xieng Thong and nestled between Wat Sop and Wat Si Boung Houang. The main sim is a simple structure adorned with graceful cho faa finials. Cho faa means sky...
Wat Sene, Luang Prabang

Wat Sene, Luang Prabang

Wat Sene was built in 1714, otherwise known as the Temple of the Patriarch. This temple is located right on the main road in all its conspicuous glory with gold stencilling applied directly to the outer walls. The doors are carved with gilded figures of divinities and...