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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Beautiful temple and interesting surroundings. There are dragon boats and statues. In the temple there is a large gong that one can try. Really nice place and a good stop for walk in the town. more »
In the ancient city of Xien Thong (literally, "The Golden City"), almost at the junction of rivers Mekong and Nam Kham, King Setthathirath ordered, in 1559, the construction of a temple. It was named.... more »
The temple is just simply put a piece of art. Both interior and the exterior are breathtaking and do need to be seen. It is one of the most unique temples across Luang Prabang and should be visited. The temple gets busy sometimes and it is better to get there around lunchtime when it’s quiet but mind, it may get quite hot in the sun.
Beautiful outside structure, peaceful and relaxing to walk around we went in the afternoon not so many people there are couple of buildings you can enter, ticket was cheap and it's connected to a market from the back gate. Recommend while in the city
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