I visited the Wat Lao Buddhist Temple on Saturday. (“Wat” means monks live there.) I drive by this temple every day, and I have wanted to visit since I moved here. The temple is beautiful. So colorful and ornate. The main building (see the image at the top of the post) I assume is either the old temple or only used for special occasions. There is a long building behind the temple where a ceremony was taking place when I was visiting. I would love to have seen inside both buildings and talked to a monk about what goes on there, but I did not want to disturb the ceremony. I will try going back on weekday when there would likely be not much going on. I was amazed at how much property the temple has too. They have a mini-fairground in the back, I am assuming for New Year celebrations.
Wat Lao Buddharam
5214 Old Nashville Hwy, Murfreesboro, TN 37129