Situated on top of the Phou Si Mountain in Luang Prabang, the Wat Chom Si is visible from most parts of the city. A huge golden stupa looming several hundred meters high above the ground, it is also a famous landmark in the city.
To get to the temple, you have to climb all 328 paved steps of the Phou Si Mountain. At the summit, you’ll see the gold-plated temple. The center tower was flanked on all of its four sides with skeleton spirals winded to form into small towers. On top of the middle tower, a matching skeleton spiral tower rests on its tip. This gilded stupa is the most famous and the most photograph part of the temple. [Read more…]