TEMPLE STYLE: LUANG PRABANG STYLE III
YEAR FOUNDED: BETWEEN 1378 AND 1397
BUILT BY: KING SAM SEN THAI
Vat Manorom houses the oldest bronze statue in Luang Prabang and in Laos. The Buddha statue weighed, according to a stone inscription, ‘’nine million seven hundred thousand sang’’, or approximately twelve tons, and measured almost 6 meters in height.
Vat Manorom in
During the plundering of the town in 1887, the Buddha statue was eviscerated and partially destroyed. It was re-erected in 1919 and subsequently restored in 1971. The missing members (arms and legs), were repaired in cement, lacquered and coated with gold leaf.