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Wat Xieng Mouane, Luang Prabang

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 95+ 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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  • I'm not sure which of the two is considered to be the "better" of the two, but I do like them both, this one and Wat Xieng Thong. Both are a way to get away from the hordes and the noise. Enjoy a peac...  read more »
  • I think it's a magical place. Laotian-style Temple, also frequented by locals with wonderful details. Lovely place you can visit us by bike.
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  • This temple is visited, quiet, convenient travel. Easy to find. To date, to go inside but outside the temple.
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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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