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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  • The view is not bad but is not worth the drive to there. Do not waste time here, there are nicer things to see in Luang Prabang.  more »
  • 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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  • Interesting paintings on the walls, and a good view of the city below. There's a rock they claim have fallen from the sky. It might be a meteorite.
  • We visited the Wat in 2007 and were delighted with the trip out from Luang Prabang. Well worth a visit when you are in LP.
  • Great views from up there. Places for meditation classes seen.
  • Good place to observe sumset
  • Great view. Come from 8am-10am or 130pm-430pm wgen pagoda is open for best viewing
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