Wat Wisunarat

Buddhist Temple in Luang Prabang

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Though touted as one of Luang Prabang's oldest operating temples, it's actually an 1898 reconstruction built following the Black Flag raids. Peruse a sizeable collection of old gilded 'Calling for Rain' buddhas with long sinuous arms held to each side. These were placed here, along with some medieval ordination stones, for their protection, having been rescued from various abandoned or ravaged temples.