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Wat Si Boun Houang, Luang Prabang

Wat Si Boun Houang, Luang Prabang, Laos
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 supporting a low sweeping roof. The gable is decorated with dharma wheel images. This wat, also known as Wat Siri Moung Khoung is near Wat Xieng Thong, but is much quieter and less visited. The frangipani trees lend a sweet fragrance to the air and provide welcome shade to the large courtyard. I took only two pictures, one of the sim and one of 2 young monks sitting on the steps of their quarters.