Wat Xayaphoum is a prominent Buddhist temple located in the city of Savannakhet, Laos. The temple, also known as Wat Xaiyaphoum or Wat Sayaphoum, was originally built in the 16th century but has undergone several renovations over the years.
The temple features traditional Lao architecture with intricate carvings and murals. Its most notable feature is a towering seven-tiered pagoda, which is adorned with gold leaf and houses a number of Buddha images.
Visitors to Wat Xayaphoum can also explore the temple's many other buildings and structures, including a spacious assembly hall, a drum tower, and a meditation hall. In addition, the temple grounds are home to a number of serene gardens and courtyards, which provide a peaceful retreat from the bustling city outside.
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