Wat Luang—Champasak, Laos.
Posted by: Ianatlarge
N 15° 07.284 E 105° 47.880
48P E 585744 N 1671909
Quick Description: The major Buddhist wat for the city of Pakse, in the province of Champasak.
Date Posted: 10/17/2011 5:15:26 AM
Waymark Code: WMCVZ8
This is the chief wat for the province of Champasak in southern Laos. The Wat is located in the provincial capital, the city of Pakse, near the city centre, easily reached on foot. The Wat grounds contain the usual range of buildings, plus a Buddhist College: "Champasak Sangha College".
There is little information about the Wat readily available. It is clearly of some age, and also in good condition with brightly painted decoration and pillars. There is a white and gold stupa on the grounds. When I visited (weekday August 2011) College classes were in session. One thing I did notice, of some rarity, there was a plethora of cats living in the Wat, usually it is dogs. Glad to see some Wats are better than others.
Open to visitors?: Yes
Photography Permitted Inside?: Yes
Statue of the Buddha present?: Yes
Related Website: Not listed
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