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Wat Pha Singkham

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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.

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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.


Wat Pha Singkham
Muang La
Admission: 10,000 kip

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