Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham is one of Luang Prabang’s largest and most richly decorated temples. Both its interior and exterior are extensively adorned with black and red lacquer decoration and gold leaf.
The temple, also known as Wat Mai, meaning “new temple” was founded around 1780 by King Anurat of the Luang Prabang Kingdom.
Located next to the Royal Palace, the Wat Mai was the temple used by Laos Royalty.
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Article Title: Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham : Luang Prabang, Laos
Short Description: Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham often simply Wat Mai or Wat May is a Buddhist temple or wat in Luang Prabang, Laos. It is the largest and most richly decorated of the temples in Luang Prabang. Built in the 18th century, it is near the Royal Palace Museum.
Author: Ruang-Ampon Buniad
Publisher - Orgnization: Asia Travel Gate
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