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Wat Xieng Mouane, Luang Prabang

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Wat Xieng Mouane affords visitors a look at an intricately decorated and visually impressive Buddhist temple, its unusual design adorned with paintings reflecting Buddha's life. The monastery dates back to 1879 and runs a UNESCO-funded training program for young monks, teaching woodcarving, painting, and Buddha-casting to help maintain the region's temples. Look out for the structure's notable pillars supporting the front porch area, and be sure to check out the showroom at the site, which displays and sells craft works by the local monks Arrange to visit Wat Xieng Mouane and other attractions in Luang Prabang using our Luang Prabang holiday planner.
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  • This Golden Temple which located within the complex of Wat Xieng is ver very beautiful. Gold carving on its main door is very amazing. Full of Beautiful Ramayana Carvings. Inside its has amazing King ...  more »
  • this is part of the golden temple but with more plants and worship items , its a little peaceful area where you can get to the laos culture signs and take a nice walk. small, but nice  more »
  • This Wat has an awesome entrance – delicately drawn and painted in wonderful colours are scenes from the Buddha’s life. Inside is a large statue well lit so that the light falls correctly on the face....  more »
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  • Wat Xiang Man is just one of a number of very beautiful temples in the central part of Luang Prabang. Well worth making a visit to.
  • The temples are amazing and you can walk around inside of them, where you can see the detailed painting and statues inside. Entry fee is 20,000KIP which isn't too bad.
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  • 很漂亮的寺廟,讓人讚歎
  • Vat Xieng Mouane (1853 and renovated in 1964) name: monastery of the city happy. Its former name was the Vat Sieng Mouane and meant: monastery of melodious sounds (gong and drum). This temple, located in Central, is very quiet. We can admire the very many decorative works, including paintings, stencils and work on wood, gilding, as well as the many representations of Buddha. There is a centre of teaching of traditional Buddhism associated with the artistic teaching of painting and sculpture. Big gilded pediment and falling very low roof give a distinctive. A chapel and that's white and gold, to the right of the sim, are beautiful. VAT Xieng Mouane (1853 and renovated in 1964) Name: Monastery of the city happy. Its form name was Wat Sieng Mouane and meant Monastery of the did sounds (gong and drum). This temple, located in the center, is location. The many decorative works can be admired, including paints, stencils and woodwork, gilding, and the many representations of the Buddha. It has a traditional Buddhist teaching center associated with the artistic education of painting and sculpture. Wide golden roof and pediment falling very low give it a special stamp. A chapel and white and gold that's to the right of the sim, are beautiful.
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