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Vat Souvannakhiri, Luang Prabang, Laos
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Wat Souvanna Khiri was built in 1773 by Chao Kham Sattha. I believe he was a monk, but I am not sure, as it was not stated in the documents I researched. Anyway, he came from Xieng Khouang province . As a result, the sim of Wat Souvanna Khiri resembles those found in the Plain of Jars . It has a pair of gold columns and a double roof. 

One unique aspect about Wat Souvanna Khiri is that not all of its buildings are in the traditional Laotian style. Its monks living quarters is built in French colonial style. I am not sure whether this colonial-style building was intended as part of the wat, or was it built for other purposes, and somehow became the monks' living quarters. 

http://www.asiaexplorers.com/laos/wat-souvanna-khiri.htm

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