Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre
A new addition to Luang Prabang’s museum scene, this well–presented collection of ethnic artifacts, including clothing, tools and religious items, provides visitors with an educational insight into the different ethnic groups of Laos. Also on-site are a museum shop and a patio café, housed within an attractive heritage building. All museum signs are in both Lao and English, and tours are available on request. Phone: +856 71 253 364; website: www.taeclaos.org.
Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham
Located on Thanon Sisvangvong, this is one of the city’s most architecturally interesting temples. Characterized by a five-tiered roof built in the traditional style, the temple also has a roofed veranda at the front which breaks from tradition with its side-facing gables (gables typically face the front). Inaugurated in the late 18th century, the temple was the residence of the Sangkharat (Supreme Patriarch of Lao Buddhism) up the position was transferred to Vientiane.
Wat That Chom Sii
Constructed on top of the 150 meter high Mount Phou Si, which sits in the city centre, visitors will need to climb 355 steps to appreciate this religious site. While the temple is not the most spectacular that Luang Prabang has to offer, the views of the city and rivers below are breathtaking. The best time to make a trip here is in the early morning or evening, when temperatures are cooler. The gold stupa of the temple is an important landmark and is visible from most parts of the city.
Wat Wisunarat is no longer used as a place of worship, but instead is now a museum of religious arts. Some of the Buddha images on display here date back to the 14th century, while the precinct houses That Makmo, an enormous stupa dating from 1503. The temple itself was constructed in the early 1500s and is famous for having once housed the Prabang, a valuable gold Buddha image that was stolen by Thai invaders in 1715, but later returned in 1866. The Prabang is now housed at the National Museum. >>> Read more>>> Page | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13| 14 | 15 | 16 |