Luang Prabang is the spiritual centre of Laos, with dozens of beautifully decorated Buddhist temples spread all over the city. Shown in this gallery are Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, one of the largest and most picturesque of Luang Prabang's monasteries built in 1821, Wat Sensoukharam, Wat Aham Outama, built in 1818, known as the monastery of the Opened Heart, Wat Pa Phonphao on a hill overlooking Luang Prabang and a temple near the Kuang Si waterfalls.

01 Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham 02 Pillars in Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham 03 Gilded decorated door in Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham 04 Gilded stucco in Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham 05 Pillars in Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham
06 Roof of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham 07 Kuang Si Temple gate 08 Gate detail 09 Kuang Si Temple 10 Kuang Si Temple and bus
11 Wat Sensoukharam 12 Wat Sensoukharam 13 Decorated wall in Wat Sensoukharam 14 Window in Wat Sensoukharam 15 Pavilions in Wat Sensoukharam
16 Wat Aham Outama 17 Wat Aham Outama 18 Wat Pa Phonphao 19 Wat Pa Phonphao 20 Wat Aham Outama
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