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Wat Xieng Mouane, Luang Prabang

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Religious Site
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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  • It was quite an old temple. Mural in front of up to 60 long, swinging numbers were drawn. Story of Buddhist or something but we didn't know.
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  • Wat (Temple) Xieng Mouane is not to be confused with similarly named Wat Xieng Thang (ວັດຊຽງທອງ), which means Temple of the Golden City, though the two are a few blocks apart along Khem Khong Road. Wa...  more »
  • Located in the same area of Xieng Thong Temple, this temple is much smaller but it's very well maintained both on the outside. It's all gold and the building is beautiful. Worth the visit.
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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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