VAT
PHONE XAY

 

TEMPLE STYLE: LUANG PRABANG STYLE III
YEAR FOUNDED: 1791
BUILT BY: KING ANOUROUT

Entirely rebuilt in reinforced concrete in 1970, Vat Phone Xay has a simple style featuring a single hall and porch, it has a double bay and lateral verandas added. The roof is constructed with a change of gradient, Luang Prabang style.

Historical Photo of Vat Phone Xay

 

INTERESTING STORIES

 

It was named after the large Buddha statue before which king and dignitaries prayed prior to their departure for warfare.

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