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Wat Nong Sikhounmuang
Wat Nong Sikhounmuang
Section 8 on 24

Luang Prabang
Place(s) of worship

approx. between 1720 and 1804

Area related : Luang Prabang

UNESCO World Heritage Site (Définitif) : 1995

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Originally constructed during the reign of King Ong Nok (1713-1723), Wat Nong (full name Wat Nong Sikhounmuang) burned down in the fire which ravaged the town in 1774 and was rebuilt in 1804 by King Anourathurath (1792-1819) with a single nave and porch with square pillars.
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Description   
The facade and pediment was redecorated towards the end of the 19th century. However, in 1965 the wat was badly damaged during bad weather and was subsequently rebuilt on a reinforced concrete base. The present building is in Luang Prabang II style and features a single porch and a triple nave with six bays.

Situated opposite the "Elephant" restaurant, the pagoda is richly decorated with stencils. In a style inspired by that of Vientiane (see the architectural section), the temple has one of the most dazzlingly beautiful coloured roofs (as that of Wat Sene).

- Street address : Ban Wat Nong
- Telephone:
- Contact : Phra Khamsao Chief Abbot
- Opening hours : 08:00am-05:00pm daily
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Sim of the Wat Nong Sikhounmuang
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Entrance of the Sim of the Wat Nong Sikhounmuang
Door
Side door of the Sim of the Wat Nong Sikhounmuang
Door
Windows of the Sim of the Wat Nong Sikhounmuang
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Dok So Fa of the Sim of the Wat Nong Sikhounmuang
Roof
Stupas of the Wat Nong Sikhounmuang
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Drum tower of the Wat Nong Sikhounmuang
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Gate of the Wat Nong Sikhounmuang
Gate
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