Lao Buddhist Temples (Wats)




Directory of Lao Buddhist temples (wats) located outside Laos




"Wherever there's a Lao wat, there's a Lao community dedicated to preserving and practicing Buddhist precepts."

Traditionally, the majority of Lao-speaking people have been Theravada Buddhists. In recent years, Lao Buddhist temples (wats) have sprung up around the world to care for the spiritual needs of Lao immigrants. Below is a directory of known Lao Buddhist temples and their locations. Buddhist temples welcome all seekers of knowledge regardless of ethnic background.

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Alaska

Wat Lao of Anchorage
134 Schodde Street
Anchorage, AK 99508
Cell Phone: 907-227-7387
Contact person: Ven. Bounleuam Boutsomsy

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Arizona

Wat Lao Soudharam
9601 North 16th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85029
Phone: 602-944-7823
Contact person: Ven. Savang Sithisombath
Contact person: Ven. Vichit Dipraseuth
http://www.geocities.com/phoenixwatlao/

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Arkansas

Wat Buddhasamakeedham
(a joint Thai-Lao wat)
4625 Armour Street
Ft Smith, Arkansas 72904-4519
Phone: 479-782-0126

Wat Lao Thepnimith Xaimongkoon
a.k.a. Northwest Arkansas Lao Association
604 North Old Missouri Road
Springdale, Arkansas 72764
Phone: 479-756-3554
Contact Person: Yeng Phoumivong
Contact person: Pohn Sok-Amnouay

Wat Lao Sirithummo of Waldron
Rural Route 3, Box 90
Waldron, Arkansas 72958-9419
Contact Person: Ven. Sengkeo Phanaphay

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California

Wat Lao Buddharangsy
3819 East Service Rd.
Ceres, California 95307-9704
Phone: 209-538-1600
Contact person: Ven. Somsack Souvannasene

Wat Lao Dhamma Sacca
2710 South Fruit Avenue
Fresno, California 93706-9604
Contact person: Khamfanh Nouansavanh
http://thamasacca.tripod.com/

Wat Phouthapathane Lao
2450 S. Walnut Avenue
Fresno, California 93706-4827
Phone: 559-233-6780

Wat Lao Rattanaram
2417 Barlett Avenue
Richmond, California 94804
Phone: 510-236-8592
Contact person: Ven. Chandy Khamphirapanyo
Contact person: La Nhonthachit
http://www.watlaorattanaram.org/

Wat Lao Buddhist Samakitham
6021 Rutland Avenue
Riverside, California 92503-1713
Phone: 951-509-0931
Contact person: Ven. Khamkhang Tesaphalo
http://www.watlaobds.com/

Wat Lao Phosiesattanak
4845 Rio Linda Blvd.
Sacramento, California 95838-1801
Phone: 916-925-6152
Contact person: Ven. Bouneua Senethavisouk
http://www.watlaoriolinda.org/

Wat Lao Saophuth Buddhist Temple
8741 Gerber Road
Sacramento, California. 95828-4708
Phone: 916-627-1806
Contact person: Ven. Bounleua Inthachack
E-mail: watlaosaophuth@yahoo.com
http://www.watlaosaophuth.wordpress.com/

Wat Lao Buddhaharam
726 44th Street
San Diego, California 92102-3606
Phone: 619-263-9191

Wat Lao Boubpharam
205 South 65th Street
San Diego, California 92114
Phone: 619-266-1717
Contact person: Boupha Thanyavong
http://www.watboubpharam.com/

Wat Lao Navaram Buddhist Monastery
6691 Manning Street
San Diego, California 92111
Phone: 619-560-1185
Contact person: Ajahn Benton Pandito

Wat Lao Buddhaxinaram
a.k.a. Wat San Jose
14671 Story Road
San Jose, California 95127-3449
Phone: 408-926-8000
Contact person: Ven. Keovilay Saysavanh
http://www.buddhaxinaram.org/
E-Mail: info@watsanjose.org

Wat Lao Buddhasamakhee
2201 South Birch Street
Santa Ana, California 92707
Phone: 714-662-0285
Contact person: Ven. Kidam Phouangkham

Wat Lao Saysettha
3625 Moorland Ave
Santa Rosa, California 95407-8107
Phone: 707-584-3097

Wat Phosayaram of Orange County
7721 Orangewood Avenue.
Stanton, California 90680-3509
Phone: 714-890-7017
Contact person: Ven. Vongsavanh Sirivongsa

Wat Lao Buddhasuksid Monastery
3412 Pock Lane
Stockton, California 95205-8022
Contact person: Bounpanh Chanthasene

Lao Buddhist Association of Stockton
1915 East 12th Street
Stockton, California 95206-3534

Lao Buddhist Temple of Visalia
16013 Avenue 296
Visalia, California 93292-9605
Phone: 559-636-3922

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Colorado

Wat Lao Sida Ounnaram
a.k.a. Lao Buddhist Temple of Colorado
10685 Dover Street
Broomfield, Colorado 80021
Phone: 303-469-3273
Contact person: Ven. Ounkham Veunnasack Thammavaro

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Connecticut

Wat Lao Kittisilaram
382 Seaview Ave.
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06607
Phone: 203-335-4867
http://www.watlaokittisilaram.com/
Abbot: Ven. Sao Agga, Maha
Teacher: Ven. Paritham Pasannajitto
Email: aggamaha@hotmail.com

Wat Lao Buddha Ariyamettaram
140 East Street
Morris, Connecticut 06763
Phone: 860-567-0094
Abbot: Rev. Khout Soutthocharo

Wat Lao Buddhadham New Britain, Inc.
1421 John Fitch Boulevard
South Windsor, Connecticut 06074-1016
Contact person: Oth Phommachanh
Phone: 860-291-0819

Lao Lane Xang Temple
40 Cisar Road
Willington, Connecticut 06279
Phone: 860-429-0401

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Florida

Wat Phouthapasaram Temple
215 Union Camp Road
Crescent City, Florida 32112
Phone: 386-698-0921
Contact person: Pra Keo

Wat Lao Buddha Phavanaram Inc.
5618 58th Street North
Kenneth City, Florida 33709
Phone: 727-546-1352
Contact person: Khamphet Detsada
E-mail: temple@watlaobuddhaphavanaram.org
http://www.watlaobuddhaphavanaram.org/

Wat Navaram Buddhist Temple, Inc.
2381 Narcissus Avenue
Sanford, Florida 32771
Phone: 407-322-3652
http://www.watnavaram.org/

Wat Lao Mixayaram
4300 43rd Street North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33714-3504
Phone: 727-526-9527
Contact person: Ven. Khamphet Vongkhorath

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Georgia

Wat Lao Photisaram
4443 East Conley Road
Conley, Georgia 30288
Phone: 404-608-0004

Wat Lao Buddhamoongcoon
2325 Hillside Road
Riverdale, Georgia 30296
Phone: 770-994-9270
Contact person: Ven. Banrith Sengmaniraja

Wat Lao Buddha Khanti
4052 Zoar Church Road
Snellville, Georgia 30039
Phone: 770-979-9375
FAX: 770-979-9173
http://watbuddhakhanti.org/

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Hawaii

Wat Lao Sithammaram
a.k.a Lao Buddhist Society of Hawaii
1801 Manaiki Place
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819-2813
Phone: 808-845-8865
Contact person: Ven. Bounkong Singsouvanh

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Idaho

Wat Lao Buddhaviharam
2089 South Covey Ave
Meridian, Idaho 83642
Phone: 208-895-0234
Contact person: Ven. One Inthathavongsa
Unable to verify with secondary source. More information needed.

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Illinois

Wat Lao Phothikaram
6925 S. Mulford Road
Cherry Valley, Illinois 61109
Phone: 815-874-0432
http://www.laobuddhist.com/

Wat Lao Buddha Samaggi of Elgin
50 King Arthur Court
Elgin, Illinois 60120-9542
Phone: 847-741-2535

Wat Lao Buddharam of Northern Illinois
11 N 125 Burlington Road
Hampshire, IL 60140
Phone: 847-683-3218

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Iowa

Wat Lao Buddhavas
1804 E. Park Ave.
Des Moines. Iowa 50320-1236
Phone: 515-282-1801
Contact person: Ven. Onesy Sypavongsay
Email: info@watlaoiowa.org
http://www.watlaoiowa.org/

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Kansas

Lao Buddhist Association
725 W. Spruce
Olathe, Kansas 66061
Phone: 913-829-6647

Lao Buddhist Associates of Kansas
2550 S. Greenwich Road
Wichita, Kansas 67210-1814
Phone: 316-685-6360

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Louisiana

Wat Thammarattanaram of New Iberia
7913 Champa Avenue
New Iberia, Louisiana 70560
Phone: 337-364-3403
Contact person: Ven. Bouareuane Sananikone

Wat Lao Vimuttaram
1034 Kompackdee Lane
St. Martinville, Louisiana 70582-7935
Phone: 337-394-8856
Contact person: Bounchanh Kompackdee
E-Mail: wlvmt@yahoo.com

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Massachusetts

Wat Buddhabhavana of Massachusetts, Inc.
25 Milot Road
Westford, Massachusetts 01886
Phone: 978-692-3120
Contact person: Ven. Mangkone Sananikone
http://www.greatwisdomcenter.org/index.html

Wat Lao Dhammaram
159 Richardson Road
Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420
Phone: 978-342-8718
Contact person: T. Sommala

Wat Lao Mixayaram of New England, Inc.
45 Bernier Street
Lowell, Massachusetts 01851
Phone: 978-459-7882

Watpa Keomany Xayaram, Inc., of Massachusetts
213 Electric Avenue
Lunenburg, Massachusetts 01462-0221
Phone: 978-582-4688
Contact person: Ven. Khamsing Keomany

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Michigan

Wat Lao Buddharam Buddhist Temple
2534 Junction Street
Detroit, Michigan 48209
Phone: 313-575-8550
Contact person: Ven. Ajahn Sinouane Phongphila

Lao Buddhist Temple of Holland
5582 112th Avenue
Holland, Michigan 49424
Phone: 616-875-3005

Wat Lao Buddhist Temple
17863 Mill Street, P.O. Box 206
Vandalia, Michigan 49095-9501
Phone: 616-476-2893
Contact person: Ven. Souvanh Trechak

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Minnesota

Wat Anoka Dhammaram
5450 Old Viking Boulevard
Anoka, Minnesota
Phone: 763-753-5643
http://www.watanoka.com/

Wat Lao Minnesota
22605 Cedar Ave. South
Farmington, Minnesota 55024
Phone: 952-469-1692
Contact person: Ven. Bounsong Homsoykham

Wat Lao Minneapolis
1429 2nd St. NE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413-1133
Phone: 612-789-9382

Wat Lao Munisidhammaram
2575 143rd Street NW
Monticello, Minnesota 55362
Phone: 763-878-2913
Abbot: Pra Ajarn Bouavanh Rajdavanh
http://www.munisidhammaram.com/index.htm

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Nevada

Wat Lao Buddhamixay Association of Las Vegas, Inc.
360 N. 14th Street
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-0418
Phone: 702-598-0903

Wat Lao Khantidhammaram
4243 Judson Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89115
Phone: 702-642-3237
Contact person: Ven. Thavone Sinsarady

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New Mexico

Wat Buddhamongkolnimit
320 Louisiana Blvd S. E.
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108-3138
Phone: 505-268-4983
FAX: 505-268-0255
Contact person: Ven. Charern Suksaeng

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New York

Wat Lao Samakhitham
2040 Route 11
Castle Creek, New York 13744
Phone: 607-692-7401
Contact person: Bounekiam Phonephichith

Wat Lao Asokaram
55 Galusha Street
Rochester, New York 14605
Phone:  585-546-3417
Contact person: Ven. Khammy Nosavanh

Wat Pa Lao Buddhadham
135 Martin Road
West Henrietta, New York 14586
Phone: 585-321-3031
Contact person: Mone Inthasone

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North Carolina

Wat Lao American Buddhist Center
1635 Kersey Valley Road
Archdale, North Carolina 27263-9412
Phone: 336-861-0239
Contact person: Ven. Ananh Temprachanh

Wat Lao Buddharam
1824 Todville Road
Charlotte, North Carolina 28214
Phone: 704-597-5037
Contact person: Tai Lengsavat

Wat Lao Houeikeo Indharam
1005 B Bethlehem Church Road
Grover, North Carolina 28073-8534
Contact person: Phouny Phinith

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Ohio

Wat Lao Siriwathanaram
a.k.a. Buddhist Temple Inc.
77 W. Crosier Street
Akron, Ohio 44311
Phone: 330-434-0341
Contact person: Ven. Khamdeng Xayavong

Wat Lao Buddhamamakaram
3624 Bexvie Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43227
Phone: 614-231-9555
Contact person: Bhante Thavorn

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Oklahoma

Wat Lao Buddharam
7600 N. Kelly Avenue
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111
Phone: 405-632-7842
Contact person: Ven. Thongkhoune Khamdeng
Contact person: Khamsay Siharat

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Oregon

Wat Lao Buddhathammaram
4350 N.E. 133rd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97230
Phone: 503-252-8923
Contact person: Ven. Khamsene Kabbouakham
Contact person: Keo Sananikone
http://www.watpdx.com/

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Pennsylvania

Lao Buddhist Temple, Inc.
335 E. Chew Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19120
Phone: 215-457-8917
Contact person: Ven. Thavone Butkhamuane
Contact person: B. Bouapengphanh

Wat Lao Pouthammaram
2011 Snyder Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19145-2811
Contact person: Kounesone Vilayphanh

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Rhode Island

Wat Lao Buddhovath of Rhode Island, Inc.
88 Lime Rock Road
Smithfield, Rhode Island 02917
Phone: 401-232-7696
Contact person: Bounthanh Prasavath
http://www.watlaori.org/

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South Carolina

Wat Lao Buddha Ratanaram
770 Bryant Road
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303
Phone: 864-599-0408
Contact person:  Bounmy Louangrath

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Tennessee

Wat Lao Buddhapathip
104 Glenmont Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37210-5415
Phone: 615-832-8360
Contact person: Phra Somdy Soupanya

Wat Lao Buddharam
5214 Old Nashville Highway
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129
Phone: 615-890-5570

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Texas

Wat Lao Buddharam
4695 State Highway 136
Amarillo, Texas 79108
Phone: 806-381-9688
Contact person: Ven. Saveuy Khampoukeo

Wat Lao Santidhammaram
a.k.a. Lao Buddhist Community of Fort Worth
3000 Kimbo Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76111-3010

Wat Lao Thapnimith
7105 Marvin Brown Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76179
Phone: 817-238-8543
Contact person: Ven. Kommana Vongphakdy

Wat Phouthasamakhy Lao
8702 Furay Road
Houston, Texas 77016
Phone: 281-458-6255

Wat Lao Siribuddhavas, Inc.
2772 Blackland Road
Royse City, Texas 75189-4710
Phone: 972-771-3350
http://www.watlaorockwall.org/

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Utah

Wat Lao Munisriratnaram
279 East 8000 South
Sandy, Utah 84070
Phone: 801-255-1546
Contact person: Ven. Phouy Keovangmany
http://faculty.weber.edu/bdavis/ubc/wat_lao.htm

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Virginia

Wat Lao Buddhavong of Washington, D. C.
3403 Catlett Road
Catlett, Virginia 20119-1236
Phone: 540-788-4968 or 788-9201
FAX: 540-788-1219
Contact person: Ven. Bounmy Kitithammavanno
http://www.watlao.org/

Wat Pa Buddharam
a.k.a. Laos American Community Center
8710 Marye Road
Partlow, Virginia 22534
Phone: 703-582-3572
Contact person: Thanon Buddharakkito

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Washington

Wat Lao Thammayanaram
3002 S. 27th Ave
Kennewick, Washington 99337-2416
Phone: 509-568-8292

Laotian Buddhist Society
11816 57th Avenue South
Seattle, Washington 98178-2872
Phone: 206-723-2625
Contact person: Samlake Souksane

Wat Lao Dhammacetiyaram
3946 S. Kenyon Street
Seattle, Washington 98118
Phone: 206-722-4287
Contact person: Tom Mitxay

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Wisconsin

Lao Buddhist Temple
1925 W. National Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204
Phone: 414-649-9427

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Australia

Wat Lao Buddhanimit
20 Jenke Circuit
Kambah, Canberra (ACT) 2902
Phone: (02) 6231 3365
Contact person: Ven. Phra Vicit
http://www.global.lao.net/laostudy/temple.htm

Wat That Luang Canberra
a.k.a. Buddhist Centre Canberra
1 Shand Place
Latham, Canberra (ACT) 2615
Phone: (02) 6254 3479
FAX: (02) 6278 4345
Contact person: Ven. Yanatharo
Contact person: Ven. Prida Savatvong
Contact person: Mr. Sakcsith Vongtongtip
http://www.buddhismtoday.com/english/world/facts/137- Millionaire_to_Monk.htm

Wat Phrayortkeo
711-715 Smithfield Road
Edensor Park, New South Wales 2176
Phone: (02) 9823 7338
FAX: (02) 9610 9075
Contact person: Ven. Phra Thomsavang
http://members.ozemai l.com.au/~nit/

Wat Lao Buddhametta
1 Fitzroy Close
St. Johns Park, New South Wales 2176
Phone: (02) 9610 3606
Contact person: Ven. Phra Souroth Vongcharath

Wat Lao Buddhavongsa
605 Abercorn Street
PO Box 1269
South Albury, New South Wales 2640
Phone: (02) 6021 8417
Mobile: 04384 31580
Contact person: Peter Khamthavong

Wat Buddhalavarn Forest Monastery
Lot 12 Minerva Road
Wedderburn, New South Wales 2560
Phone: (02) 4634 1200
Contact person: Ven Thongsoun Phantaoudom

Wat Lao Queensland
a.k.a. Lao Buddhist Association of Queensland
34-36 Harris Street
Bellbird Park, Queensland 4300
Phone: (07) 3814 3830
Contact person: Ven. Acharn Gongmee
Contact person: Mr Savannalack (Luck) Choumanivong

Wat Lao Melbourne
698-700 Whitehorse Road
Mitcham, Victoria 3132
Phone: (03) 9872 4697
Contact person: Ven. Bounmy Souriyo

Wat Lao Buddhanivet
40 Coomora Road
South Springvale, Victoria 3171
Phone: (03) 9706 3142
Contact Person: Ven. Viengxay

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Other Buddhist organizations in Australia can be found at http://www.buddhanet.net/

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Canada

Calgary Lao Buddhist Society
59 Erin Woods Drive SE
Calgary, Alberta T2B 2R9
Phone: (403) 207-0027
Contact person: Ven. Phozay Chanthalangsy

Sam Nuk Song Temple
a.k.a Laotian Buddhist Society
916 Abbotsfield Road
121st Avenue and 34th Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5W 4R4
Phone: (403) 471-5397
Unable to verify with secondary source. More information needed.

Wat Lao Xayaram of Manitoba
180 Sinclair
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2X 1X3
Phone: (204) 582-3835
FAX: (204) 283-9211
Contact person: Bounnhong Thongvankham, President

Wat Lao Veluwanaram of Ontario
a.k.a. Lao Buddhist Association
17969 Airport Road
Caledon East, Ontario L0N 1E0
Phone: (905) 584-6886
Contact person: Phra Khamchom Keomany
http://www.watlao-veluwanh.com

Wat Lao Ottawa
a.k.a. Lao Buddhist Temple of Ottawa
54 Windways Crescent
Katana, Ontario K2M 2P4
Phone: (613) 581-9814
Contact person: Ven. Khammay Saphackdy

Phommaviharam Buddhist Temple
12 Hoffman Street
Kitchener, Ontario N2M 3M4
Phone: (519) 745-9505
Contact person: D. Nopphavath

Wat Lao Toronto
a.k.a. Lao Buddhists of Toronto
1825 Finch Avenue West #1603
Toronto, Ontario M3N 1M7
Phone: (416) 398-5884
Contact person: Ven. Kykham Simthephrakaysone
Unable to verify with secondary source.

Wat Lao Samakhidhammaram
a.k.a. Societe Bouddhique Laotienne Wat Lao
3381 Boulevard Dagenais Ouest
Fabreville, Laval
Quebec, Canada H7P 1V5
Phone: (450) 953-2739
FAX: (450) 963-6467
http://watlaosbl.homestead.com/files/index.htm

Wat Thepbandol
3319 Route 346
Sainte-Julienne
Quebec, Canada J0K 2T0
Phone: (514) 831-4666
Contact person: Phra Achan Khammoun Keopraseuth
E-Mail: watthepbandol@hotmail.com http://www.comptablelao.com/Watthepbandol/index.html
[Note: you must have Lao fonts installed on your computer to read this page.]

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France

Pagode Dhammabhirom
5 rue Rouget de l'Isle
94600 Choisy le Roi
Phone: 01 48 92 16 37
http://watlao-dhammabhirom.com/

Pagode Bouddhametta
44 av. Villeneuve St Georges
94600 Choisy le Roi

Vat Marseille
14, ch. de la Bigotte
13015 Marseille
Phone: 04 91 65 59 49

Pagode Vat Xieng Thong
575 Rue Rouget de Lisle
34070 Montpellier
Phone: 04 67 07 38 79
Email:centreculturellao@gmail.com
http://www.centreculturellao.com/page1_anglaise.htm

Wat Bouddhabouxa
a.k.a. Association Bouddhiste Lao du Nord de la France
156, rue de Tourcoing
59100 Roubaix
Phone: 03 20 11 09 51

Vat Sisattanak
a.k.a. Association Bouddhique Laotienne
99, Avenue du Gén de Gaulle
95320 Saint-Leu-la-Fôret
Phone : 01 39 95 59 49
FAX : 01 39 95 14 65
Contact person: Venerable Savat Vinaythenes
http://wat.sisattanak.free.fr/

CLASBEC - Temple Lao Vat Simoungkoune
a.k.a. Association Bouddhiste Lao du Bas-Rhin
5, rue Hansi
67460 Souffelweyerscheim
Phone : 03 88 81 97 38
Phone : 03 88 81 97 65

Wat Lao de Thourie
21, rue J. B. Hanet
35134 Thourie
http://watlao.free.fr

Vat Toulouse
1, rue Vendôme
31000 Toulouse
Phone: 05 61 40 33 92

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Germany

Wat Sibounheuang
Benzstrasse 9-11
68804 Altlussheim
Tel/FAX:  +49 6205 100734
Email: info@wat-sibounheuang.de
http://www.wat-sibounheuang.de/

New Zealand

Wat Lao Buddharam Association Trust
5 Nixon Avenue
Otahuhu, Auckland
Phone: 09 276 0873
http://www.geocities.com/buddhisttemples/bta.htm


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