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 Using our online itinerary creator, Luang Prabang attractions like Wat Xieng Mouane can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This Wat is just beautiful. It has the most fabulous intricate mosaic work all backed with laquer red. It's really startlingly striking and well worth prioritizing on your Luang Prabang to-do list...  more »
  • One of the must see temples for all visitors to see. I particularly liked the artwork on the exterior.  more »
  • Awesome temple in backstreet of Old Town, the entrance portico is fantastic with frescoes depicting ancient Lao stories and faith. Very colorful and picturesque, interior is also very interesting...  more »
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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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