About Wat Mai SuwannapumaramThe Wat Mai Suwannapumaram is a popular attraction in Luang Prabang. Situated next to the famous Royal Palace Museum along the Sisavong Vang Road lays this early nineteenth century temple, the Wat Mai Suwannapumaram (popular as 'Wat Mai' to majority). The sim of this particular temple escaped destruction by Chinese Haw, according to few sources this sim was too beautiful to be destroye
The four tier roof highlights religious architecture of Luang Prabang. However, more impressive are its wood carvings and the gold-leaf murals on main pillars along with the portico entrance to this temple. The intricate panels depict the last life of Buddha. During Bun Pimai festival or the Lao New Year, for purposes of ritual cleansing, the Prabang sacred Buddha image is carried from Royal Palace to Wat Mai. An entrance fee of 10,000 Kips (US $1) are charged from foreign tourists to visit the Wat Mai Suwannapumaram.