Wat Xieng Mouane, Luang Prabang

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 By using our Luang Prabang journey builder , you can arrange your visit to Wat Xieng Mouane and other attractions in Luang Prabang.
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  • It is recommended for those who want to see the relief and decoration wonderfully slowly. A famous temple is also good, but I think that it is also good to enter casually because there are a lot of temples. I can feel relieved.
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  • Absolutely splendid facade to this impressive building in the temple complex. Very interesting and calm site.  more »
  • ... Beautiful sight in Luang Prabang, there are many things to marvel at and so much to photograph.
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  • Beautiful Buddhist temple in the heart of Luang Prabang old town.
  • Peaceful temple on small street. Some beautiful buildings and art
  • Beautiful and easy! Go there, stop, observe and enjoy!! 😉
  • very peaceful .young monks smiling and working playing and running
  • Peaceful
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