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 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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  • Who holds in Luang Prabang should look at at least a few temples and pagodas. Wat Xieng Mouane impresses with its golden and shiny appearance and for me was one of the most beautiful temples in Laos. A visit is worthwhile.
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  • The exterior of the temple is beautiful with some intricate carvings over the golden covered entrance.  more »
  • While most of the temples or wat are similar, this one has some good carvings all around which makes the experience a little better This is the oldest of temples in the city but not as big as Wat Mai  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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