Wat Phra That Phoun is on Avenue Lane Xang near Patuxay Monument. It has a beautiful arch entrance of Naga, and sitting on top is a Buddha with its 7 pronged head spreading over the Buddha’s head as a cover. The Naga is a snake like animal of Hindu lore, and according to legend, the Naga once tried to harm the Buddha but was subdued and became one of Buddha’s disciples and guardians.
When we got there, they were performing an outdoor funeral cremation service.
It’s very common to see Dok Champa (Plumeria) at the temple. It is also known as the national flower and official symbol of Laos.