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“Beautiful temple.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong)

Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong)
Luang Prabang, Laos
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Owner description: Laos' most enchanting temple was built in 1560.
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“Beautiful temple.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Currently being restored inside but what graceful Eastern architecture this is. We really enjoyed our stay in Luang Prabang where the people are as graceful as the temple!

Visited February 2013
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“Just beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

If you only visit one temple in Luang Prabang, this should be the one, if only for the mosaics. Absolutely stunning with so much intricate detail. The gardens were very pretty also, extremely wel kept and we helped a small group of monks with their english lesson being given by one of the american visitors, which was a fun experience

Visited March 2013
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Despite visits to many Wats in Laos, this one is still worth a visit. The architectural details are just so great that you have to view them in slow motion so as not to miss out something. Do spend some times here understanding their cultures and architectures and religions, it's worth it.

Visited March 2013
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“Beautiful Temple in L B”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

This is a fairly large property in Old Town located at the far North end of Old Town near the convergence of the two rivers. The Temple like many in Lao is ornate and beautiful. There are several buildings on the property including an old boat house. We spent app 30 minutes visiting the grounds and buildings and visiting with some of the local Monks. A nice way to spend a few minutes of your day while in L B.

Visited February 2013
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“Most beautiful temple in Luang Prabang”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Just a nice place to go around and enjoy your time there. There are so many details... It's just a wonderful city with a lot of beautiful places to visit.

Visited January 2013
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