Wat Xieng Mouane, Luang Prabang

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#3 of 17 in Historic Sites in 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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  • Yes, Luang Prabang has wats on every corner, and this is a particularly beautiful one. Lots of gold figures with intricate detail on the facade. This temple complex was built in the 16th century and h...  more »
  • Back to the hotel from the night market find set foot within the precincts of the temple, and monks have ascetic practices, such as reciting the prayer. It is important to respect religious tourists.
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  • In a city where you come across so many wats that your eyes glaze over at yet another gilt naga, Wat Xieng Mouane restores your fascination all over again, especially if you appreciate the Ramayana, o...  more »
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  • very peaceful .young monks smiling and working playing and running
  • Great temple with moral to the children monks and peaceful quite area.
  • 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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