Attraction Sakkarine Road, Luang Prabang, Laos Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Wat Sensoukaram (Red Temple) is special ?
Facing Th Sakkarin, Wat Sensoukarahm is a Thai-style wat built in 1718 and restored in 1932 and 1957. The name reportedly refers to its founding on an initial 100000 kip donation. It has one of the most dazzling facades of all of Luang Prabang's temples; rich ruby red with intricate gold overlay. It boasts the most dazzling façade of all Luang Prabang temples: a deep ruby red complex plus overlays of gold.
This temple's Thai-styled decorations are a real feast for the eyes.
- “Take your time to admire the motifs on the wall and roof”
- “Intricate Motifs”
- “Magical wind chimes”
- “Sumptuous style”
- “The wooden abode of the monk impressive.”
Sakkarine Road, Luang Prabang, Laos
Tips for you
This temple was somewhat more special then the other's we had seen. Maybe it was that while we were marveling at the beauty, some of the wind chimes took off oh-so-slightly, as if welcoming us. There is some intricate artwork and I liked that they have guidelines out there regarding the alms giving ceremony ... too bad that those people who really need to read them are too ignorant to read them ... don't miss this temple, seems that there is no fee.