The Patterns Of Wat Sene

The Wat Sene Souk Haram (from the Sanskrit Sukharam) also known as the temple of 100,000 treasures, is one of many beautiful temples in Luang Prabang.

Its facade and doors are heavily gilded and every inch of space on its walls, columns and even under its roof is covered with stenciled patterns. The secondary structures in the complex, like the drum tower and subsidiary shrines are just as beautifully embellished.

The Sim with its swooping roof - Wat Sene Souk Haram

The Sim with its swooping roof and gilded facade
The drum tower - Wat Sene Souk Haram

Pattern encrusted columns and eaves of the drum tower

Naga eave brackets -  Wat Sene Souk Haram

Naga eave brackets and window bars

Secondary shrine with the Big Buddha  -  Wat Sene Souk Haram

More patterns in the outer shrine with the Big Buddha

Drum Tower - Wat Sene Souk Haram

The drum tower & back gate

Until next time…………..happy travels, no matter where life takes you 🙂

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