Wat Xiengthong, Luang Prabang

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See some of the most prominent Lao monasteries and learn about their religious and cultural significance at Wat Xiengthong. 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 Xiengthong 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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  • Historical temple located in town, not that far but better to be here by bicycle or motorcycle. Temple located opposite the river. Good to visit 
    Historical temple located in town, not that far but better to be here by bicycle or motorcycle. Temple located opposite the river. Good to visit  more »
  • An old temple but still good maintenance. Located in town near Phou Si mountain. The temple face to Khong River. After visit temple, go down to see sunset. Incredible view' 
    An old temple but still good maintenance. Located in town near Phou Si mountain. The temple face to Khong River. After visit temple, go down to see sunset. Incredible view'  more »
  • Beautiful temple with full of historical. Located in city , not that far from our hotel. But I recommend to go by bicycle or motorbike which much more convenient. No entrance fee. 
    Beautiful temple with full of historical. Located in city , not that far from our hotel. But I recommend to go by bicycle or motorbike which much more convenient. No entrance fee.  more »
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  • Good view Roberta
  • Nice temple, interesting architecture, but overall nothing special in my opinion
  • The most beautiful ancient temple in Luang Prabang
  • It clean there is a small seating area, but nothing to see. Its thought by some yhe trees are auspicious.
  • It is a place to warm your heart and be reverent. The mosaic style is beautiful and blends well with the surrounding landscape. Currently, I got an information that monks do not do Takbat in the early morning. To see the Buddha statue, I paid 10,000kip for 2 flowers. After you come out to see the Buddha, they make a bracelet out of cloth to wish you good luck.

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