Wat Wisunarat is Luang Prabang’s oldest temple and was once home to the Prabang Buddhas.
It also contains what is known as the “Watermelon stupa”,
Recently the stupa got a facelift – with a lot of white paint.
The temple was originally built from wood before being burned by Black Haw riders in 1887 a military rebel group led by the Chinese. It was rebuilt using stucco and brick and retains some original materials. Restoration work was carried out in 1895 and again in 1932.