TEMPLE STYLE: LUANG PRABANG STYLE III
YEAR FOUNDED: 1584
BUILT BY: KING SAY SETTHATHIRATH
Vat That is one of the most important places for the celebration of the Laotian New Year. On the third day of Pimay (the day when tutelary deity of the year arrives), the superiors of Vat May, Vat Xieng Thong, Vat Aham and Vat Vixun arrive by palanquin in a solemn procession to attend the sacred dance of the town’s guardian spirits, Pou Gneu Gna Gneu.
Historical Photo of Vat That
The bid stupa that has lent its name to the monastery was built by King Say Setththirath’s mother.