Wat Phol Phao, Luang Prabang

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A mountaintop temple offers images of Buddhist religion and views of the city, at Wat Phol Phao. This forest meditation retreat offers peaceful surroundings with panoramic views. Built in an octagonal style, the Buddhist temple features interior paintings depicting Buddhist stories. See stone carvings, murals, and statues painted in gold. Because the site is situated uphill, rent a motorbike or a bicycle to avoid a long hike. If you drive, take time to stop at some spots to take in the views and landscape. Using our international travel planner, Luang Prabang attractions like Wat Phol Phao can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • When you are on top of the hill in the old city of Luang Prabang, you see a golden temple far away in the jungle. It is this temple. It looks very fascinating from the far. Although the building of th...  more »
  • This temple is slightly away from the center of Luang Prabang, Baan panom village. Even if it's also said that, in view of the many people once the temple. It's overlooking the square is slightly elevated Phou SI Centre to a lot of people, but at that time, showing on a hillside on the South side. I think Golden stupa and the Temple it shows.
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  • Located around 15minute drive from the town, this beautiful temple located on top of small hill. It has beautiful architecture and great view from the top. Very serene and peaceful. Took tuk-tuk to go...  more »
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  • Great views from up there. Places for meditation classes seen.
  • My Be Loving Place ❤ I Miss U So Much ! Someday will see u again..!!
  • Great view. Come from 8am-10am or 130pm-430pm wgen pagoda is open for best viewing
  • It is indefinitely closed when we went at 9am on 1/2/17.
  • Nice view

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