Wat Visoun

Local nameWat Wisunalat
LocationLuang Prabang, Laos

The oldest temple in the city takes its name after Visoun, the king of Lan Xang from 1500 until 1520, who had it built. Originally, it housed several Buddha images. Unfortunately, most of them were stolen and what's left of the collection is now stored in the Royal Palace Museum. Its main feature is the large stupa in the shape of a watermelon, which is also sometimes nicknamed That Makmo. ('Makmo' is Lao for watermelon.)

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Opening hours

Daily: 8 am - 5 pm

More information and contact

More information at visit-laos.com http://www.visit-laos.com/luang-prabang/wat-wisunarat.htm

More information on orientalarchitecture.com http://www.orientalarchitecture.com/laos/luangprabang/wat-wisunalat.php

Address Thanon Sisavangvong, Luang Prabang, Laos

Coordinates 19°53'13.162" N 102°8'17.785" E

Tours and activities: Wat Visoun

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