VAT
LONG KHOUNE

 

TEMPLE STYLE: LUANG PRABANG STYLE II
YEAR FOUNDED: UNKNOWN
BUILT BY: UNKNOWN

The ‘’Monastery of the Khoun Stream’’ was built most probably at two different periods. The rear part, which is the older one, dates from the early 19th century. The square pillared portico that originally had no capitals, was built in 1937 during the reign of the King Sisavang Vong.

Vat Long Khoune in
1930

 

INTERESTING STORIES

 

Apart from murals on the external walls portraying the ten scenes of the Ten Jakata of Buddha, the interesting character of the vat lies in its formerly important role during the king’s coronation. The king usually enjoyed a three-day retreat here before arriving at the town at Vat Xieng Thong’s landing-stage, on the eve of his coronation. 

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