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U.S. Ambassador Commemorates Completion of Wat Visoun Restoration

U.S. Ambassador Rena Bitter(fourth from left) at the ceremony to mark the completion of the restoration of Wat Visoun in Luang Prabang province on October 21, 2017


 October 28th, 2017  |  11:59 AM  |   2711 views



(KPL) U.S. Ambassador to the Lao PDR Rena Bitter commemorated the completion of the restoration of Wat Visoun in Luang Prabang during a trip to the region.


The historic temple was restored with U.S. government funding of US$ 257,000 under the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation.


Built in the 16th century during the reign of King Wisunarat, Wat Visoun is the oldest temple in Luang Prabang and has been a center of Buddhist study and worship for more than 500 years.


The temple is known for its Stupa of the Great Lotus, or more popularly called “Watermelon Stupa” which is said to have been designed by the king’s wife.


“The United States and the American people recognize and value the contributions of Lao culture to the world,” said Ambassador Bitter. “This programme has served as a symbol of friendship between the United States and the Government and people of the Lao PDR for over a decade.”


Since 2001, the U.S. government has dedicated more than US$1 million dollars to preserving cultural heritage in the Lao PDR using the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation.


Funding has supported 19 projects total, ranging from restoration of sacred temples, to preservation of archeological sites and artifacts, to documentation of cultural traditions and museum conservation. 


The largest project to date was the restoration of Wat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang, conducted over three years with more than US$ 650,000 in assistance.


“A country’s cultural heritage is both precious and irreplaceable,” said Ambassador Bitter. “We want to honour Laos’ rich cultural heritage, by helping this spectacular temple endure for another 500 years.”


In 2017, the fund is supporting the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre in Luang Prabang to preserve for posterity the traditional music of Laos’ many ethnic groups.



courtesy of KPL NEWS AGENCY

by KPL News


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