VAT PA HOUAK
  

 

TEMPLE STYLE: THAI STYLE
YEAR FOUNDED: 1861
BUILT BY: KING CHANTHARAT

Built in Vientiane style in 1861 during the reign of King Chantharat, Vat Pa Houak’s roof, decorated with the upper torso of a naga, features a change in gradient. Toothed ornamentation on the roof borders are executed in the style of Cambodian pagodas as well as those found in Bangkok.

Vat Pahouak in
1930

 

INTERESTING STORIES

 

Inside the viharn, painting by Laotian artists retrace the Jumbupati Sutta legend. Chinese influence is recognisable of King Bimbisara who appears as a Chinese dignitary.

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