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Wat Xieng Mouane, Luang Prabang
(4.3/5 based on 100 reviews on the web)
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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  • Stunningly beautiful. Take lots of memory on your camera. I like anything that glitters so this was a must for me. 
  • Loved the murals here and the masculine and feminine statues at entrance. Situated near nightmarkets and short distance from river. I actually went here twice I was so impressed. 
  • I took a ferry across Mekong river to reach the village. There are no crowds at all and I walked from one end to the other visiting various ancient Buddhist shrines like Wat Xieng Maen, Wat Had Siew a...  more »
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  • 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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  • It is quiet in the back streets.
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