"Wat Aham" Luang Prabang Things to Do Tip by Blatherwick

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  Wat Aham
by Blatherwick

This was formerly the residence of the Sangkhalat (Supreme Patriarch of Lao Buddhism). Outside the sim are two large banyan trees which are sometime visited by animist shrines at the base of the trees.

The walls inside the sim are covered with 'instructional' scenes from Buddhist theology. The ones of special interest are those which depict the karmic 'hell' that awaits those that inflict cruelty on others during their life.

The entrance fee is 5,000 Kip.

Directions: Next to Wat Visoun and the That Makmo

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  • Written Apr 16, 2005
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