VAT MEUNNA
  

 

TEMPLE STYLE: LUANG PRABANG STYLE III
YEAR FOUNDED: 1533
BUILT BY: KING POTHISARATH

Originally, the Vat consisted of a Viharn in the temple style featuring a single nave and porch, a stupa and a vaulted chapel. Two lateral galleries were added to the Viharn in 1949. The decorations in gold relief of the front and rear pediments represent a praying deity on a three-headed elephant. 

Vat Meunna in
1920

 

INTERESTING STORIES

 

The ‘’Monastery of Ten Thousand Rice Fields’’ is named in commemoration of the contribution of one meun (a unit of weight, equivalent to 12 kg) of rice from the rice field of each villager at the time of its construction in the 16th century.

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