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Wat Pa Phonphao of Luang Prabang

Wat Pa Phonphao

Another temple that we visited was Wat Pa Phonphao that sits on top of a hill.  It was late in the afternoon, and my dad just couldn’t imagine climbing up another flight of steps to visit the temple, especially when I mentioned that it sits on top of a mountain, but the TukTuk told us that he can drive right up to the temple.  This temple is farther out from the rest, it’s about 2 miles from town, and we had to take the TukTuk to get there.

Wat Pa Phonphao

Wat Pa Phonphao

Wat Pa Phonphao was built in 1962, the temple looks somewhat modern in my opinion, but still has a touch of traditional craftsmanship at the windows and entrance of the temple.  We were greeted by white cloth nuns or mai chee and the interior has murals of hell realms at the bottom portion, and heaven at the top.

Wat Pa Phonphao

Wat Pa Phonphao

Wat Pa Phonphao

Wat Pa Phonphao

Wat Pa Phonphao
The view of Luang Prabang is beautiful.

Wat Pa Phonphao

Luang Prabang

dok champa dok champa

6 thoughts on “Wat Pa Phonphao of Luang Prabang”

  1. They are so nice Ginger! I am hoping to be able to go to Laos sometimes soon in the near future!!! I am also hoping to go to those temples as well!!

  2. Dallas, it also feels different being inside, not your typical Buddhist temple, but the good thing is that there is no entrance fee, you give what you want.

    ascandaloussin, this would be a treat for you, especially your love for photography, maybe a present for yourself as a graduation gift. 🙂

  3. Ginger, I am hoping to go there one day, maybe you are right, I should treat myself to a trip to Laos and Thailand for my graduation gift and take as many photos as I can. Thanks so very much. Although I can’t be there (yet) I can feel and sense the beauty and the wonderful feeling of the places and temple you’ve been to.

  4. ascandaloussin, planning ahead is a great idea. Although I was doing all the planning by myself and didn’t tell my family until the last minute, not knowing that my other sisters wanted to join me, but they didn’t have their passport ready in time. I think they’re going next year, but I would not be able to go with them.

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