History of Wat Sene
Wat Sene is said to be shaped from 100,000 stones at the Mekong River in 1718 by the mandate of King Kitsarath. Its full name is Wat Sene Souk Haram which means “Temple of 100,000 treasures”. In 1957, the wat was restored with aim to celebrate the 2500th birthday of Buddha. Wat Sene is considered as the oldest temple in the town of Luang Prabang and includes many outstanding structures.
Highlights of Wat Sene
A visit to Wat Sene, visitors can find a variety of bronze Buddha statues, a drum tower, a beautiful racing pirogue.
It is known that in the ancient town, this is the first temple whose vihan is decorated with yellow and red tiles following the modern Thai style.
Moreover, the impressive features of the wat are that the doors are covered with gilded statues of deities and mythical animals, the walls and columns contain a large number of gold stenciled balusters.