Wat Choumkhong

Attraction Sotika Kuman Road, Luang Prabang, Laos Published on: 13-11-2015

2 hours
05:00 AM - 06:00 PM
08:00 AM
10:00 AM
Second-time visit
Attraction
Landmark
Must see
Kids
Free
Temple & Monument
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Wat Choumkhong is one of the temples with the most flowers in Luang Prabang. You will find all the commercial and tourist activities of the town

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Why Wat Choumkhong is special ?

The garden is to be admired with its recent statues of Buddha in numerous traditional postures. The buildings have been recently renovated and the garden landscaped. The bougainvilleas are the most beautiful in town, which is renowned for its flower beds.


Two stone statues flank the stairs that lead to the Vihan. Of Chinese inspiration, they were given to King Chantharath (1850-1872) by the Chinese ambassador of Kunming, when he visited Luang Prabang. Showing elements of yin and yang, the statues represent two of the principle bodhisattvas (or enlightened beings) of Chinese Buddhism: Vajra, (lightning or a clap of thunder), representing masculine principles, and Ghanta representing a bell, or feminine principles.



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What to explore at Wat Choumkhong?

You can admire the Prince's old house, just beside the temple, the Villa Xieng Mouane. It was renovated at the end of the 1990's by Heritage House and, since 2006, hosts a tourist information centre and certain exhibitions.

The garden around the little Wat Choumkhong is particularly attractive when its poinsettia trees blush red. Built in 1843, the monastery takes its name from a Buddha statue that was originally cast from a melted-down gong.

The garden is to be admired with its recent statues of Buddha in numerous traditional postures. The buildings have been recently renovated and the garden landscaped. The bougainvilleas are the most beautiful in town, which is renowned for its flower beds.

Two stone statues flank the stairs that lead to the Vihan. Of Chinese inspiration, they were given to King Chantharath (1850-1872) by the Chinese ambassador of Kunming, when he visited Luang Prabang. Showing elements of yin and yang, the statues represent two of the principle bodhisattvas (or enlightened beings) of Chinese Buddhism: Vajra, (lightning or a clap of thunder), representing masculine principles, and Ghanta representing a bell, or feminine principles.

You can admire the Prince's old house, just beside the temple, the Villa Xieng Mouane. It was renovated at the end of the 1990's by Heritage House and, since 2006, hosts a tourist information centre and certain exhibitions.

Source : http://worldvisitguide.com

Selling points

  • A calm and serene place
  • A picturesque temple with a lovely garden
  • A deeper look at daily life of a temple
  • Ancient and beautiful temples
  • One of the best temples in town
3 Days in Luang Prabang

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Duration
3.0 days
Estimated
629.86 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
11 places

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Sotika Kuman Road, Luang Prabang, Laos

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Tips for you

  • Do not turn your back in front of Buddha
    Customes
  • Should see the place during November and December when the poinsettia trees are in full bloom
    Timming
  • In the morning at 6:15 am, a wooden gong is struck to summon the monks to assemble for the procession to gather alms. Come here in this time Every evening at 6pm the local villagers and tourist sit outside the temple, respectfully, to listen. Should try
    Timming
  • Do not wear short clothes
    What to wear

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If you are a nature loving person who loves peaceful and tranquil places then you should definitely visit Wat Choumkhong. The gardens are lovely where you can sit in peace and relaxation. The garden is filled with statues of Buddha. It’s a great place to relax in peaceful environment away from all the traffic noise and pollution. The place is filled with monks and teenage novice monks who take their academic lessons here. For once it feels great to be in a place where you can have a little self reflection. Just sit anywhere and enjoy the pure and tranquil environment around you.

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