Wat That Luang Neua in Vientiane, Laos

Of the many temples that we visited during our time in Vientiane, Wat That Luang Neua was one of the most interesting. From the reclining Buddha statue to the colorful images depicting the life of Buddha, it is truly a beautiful temple. Located near the famous Pha That Luang, it is certainly worth taking the time to visit during a walking tour of Vientiane.

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Reclining Buddha at the Temple
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Colorful Paintings
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Golden Statue
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Monks in the Temple
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View of the Temple Ceiling
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Ceremonial Items Inside the Temple

The golden statues are all quite interesting as you walk around the temple grounds. The temple itself is very open and has paintings depicting the life of Buddha all over the ceiling. The colors are so vibrant and the paintings are so interesting that one could spend hours looking at them. Local residents were setting up tables to provide food to the monks who worship there. It was certainly fascinating for us to see them going through their daily rituals.

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More Monks in the Temple
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Setting Up for Lunch
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Entrance to a Temple Building
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Openness of the Temple
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Detailed Artwork
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Buddha Statue

There are so many wats, or temples, to see in Vientiane, but Wat That Luang Neua is definitely a highlight. Considering how hot it was during our time in Vientiane, any time in the shade or inside of building was certainly a welcome relief. Going to several of the temples to see how they vary is something that we would definitely recommend.

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Standing In the Temple Courtyard
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Visually Stunning Temple
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Details on a Temple Building
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Telling the Story of Buddha
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Depiction of a Statue that Was Under Construction
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Another View of the Golden Statue
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Temple Building
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Close-Up of the Reclining Buddha

 

 

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