TEMPLE STYLE: LUANG PRABANG STYLE I
YEAR FOUNDED: 1515
BUILT BY: KING VIXUN HARATH
The surrounding walls of Vat Vixun are punctuated by four gates in the form of three-tiered prasat and crowned with a bowl of lotus flowers. On the temple grounds stands square monument surmounted by a semi-spherical dome – That Pathoum, the ‘’stupa of the Great Lotus’’, better known to the people of Luang Prabang as That Mark Mo, the watermelon stupa’’.
Illustration of Vat Vixun in
Displayed inside the viharn is one of the biggest Buddha statues in stucco and gilded masonry in Luang Prabang. Its semi-spherical form is of such an exceptional type that no other Indochinese countries.