Wat Pha Singkham

Wat Pha Singkham

May your wishes come true

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Perched on a low hill and surrounded by paddy sits Wat Pha Singkham, an important site of pilgrimage for Udomxai province.
Travelfish says:

The temple itself is a modern build but people from all over Udomxai come here to revere the sacred 400-year-old Buddha statue, one of the most important in all of Laos.

It is believed that the Buddha has the power to make wishes come true and those who ask a wish and have it granted must return the following year and make a contribution to the wat ... else great troubles will befall them.

The wat is a short walk up from Muang La Resort, you can’t miss it. Appropriate dress is strictly enforced—women must have their shoulders covered and should wear a long skirt—if women wear shorts or trousers, they will be asked to rent a tube skirt at the entrance to the wat.

A 10,000 kip admission fee goes towards the maintenance of the temple.

Contact details for Wat Pha Singkham

Address: Muang La
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º6'57.98" E, 20º52'5.79" N
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Admission: 10,000 kip

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Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you’ll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.

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