Thursday, December 15, 2016

THE TEMPLE NEAR THE LUANG PRABANG NATIONAL MUSEUM


4th DECEMBER 2016 ~ There was this temple at the entrance to the National Museum. It was majestically located at the heart of Luang Prabang town and no one could miss it when walking along the main road.






Known as Haw Pha Bang Temple, which means "the Royal Temple", this holy building was however completed in 2006, so it is not as old or historical compared to many other temples in the area. It becomes significant because it houses a bronze Buddha statue which is covered with gold leaves. I did not see the statue though when I was there - perhaps I was not observant enough and did not enter the main hall of the temple. (It seemed not to be opened to public when I was there and people were only looking from the foyer)





















photo taken on the second day


the temple at night
took the photo after watching the theatre
Once you are inside the complex area, you better go and have a look as it is in the package already. You wouldn't know when you are coming back to Luang Prabang again.