Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang

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See some of the most prominent Lao monasteries and learn about their religious and cultural significance at Wat Xieng Thong. The compound, built in 1560 in typical Laotian style, consists of twenty structures, including shrines, pavilions, gardens of ornamental plants, and residences. Pay special attention to the gilded doors made of wood, which depict events from the Buddha's life. Also, visit many surrounding facilities, including a library, a drum tower, and a ceremonial barge. Make Wat Xieng Thong a centerpiece of your Luang Prabang vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Luang Prabang trip planner .
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  • It was just a blissful feeling to take an early morning walk around the little town watching the morning alms and then paying a visit to the temple. Very peaceful place with a positive energy.  more »
  • The temple features beautiful carvings, wall paintings and mosaics, and is one of the most important sites in Luang Prabang. The main hall (or sim) contains an intricate mosaic tree on the back, and o...  more »
  • The temple is of course part of a city tour. During our visit we were able to listen to the monk's songs, which created a very special atmosphere. Beautiful details, many photo motifs.
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  • One of good temples complex that have good parking lot and wide area for moving around. Many beautiful temples, some are bigger than other. You can go inside and see the statues and reliefs. It's also actively used as a praying area so the tourist better keep a comfortable distance. It's also strategic with many shops in town and can be reached by walk or bicycling. Better bring your own drinking bottle, because it's hot. #letsguide #temples #tourism #localguides
  • The gorgeous temple that you should to come when you come to Luang phabang. Mosaic and painting are unique and beautiful. Admission fee 20,000 kip
  • Well done and fairly well preserved temple. I love this city because it's so charming and walkable and there are a plentittude of sites all withing walking distance of old town.
  • Beautiful temple. One of the symbol temple of Luang prabang. It sits by the riverside and close to a walking street. It costs 20000 kip to get in but in the night time you can go walk around.
  • Really beautiful temple at the end of the peninsula. The architecture is beautiful and the buildings and history are very interesting. However, it’s not fully worth the 20k to get in, when compared to the other temples in the town.
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