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“An impressive complex” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong)

Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong)
Luang Prabang, Laos
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Owner description: Laos' most enchanting temple was built in 1560.
Boston, Massachusetts
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“An impressive complex”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Although it still needs some restoration, Wat Xieng Thong has an excellent collection of Buddhist statues and buildings with exterior paintings and mosaics.

After the visit, walk a few hundred feet to where the Mekong and Nam Kahn meet and have a cool Beerlao on one of the terraces overlooking the two rivers.

Visited September 2013
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“Worth to go twice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Once for the temple, once for the sunset.

The wooden carved windows are very beautiful and there must have been some stories, do your homework before or after your trip.

Visited December 2012
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“Temples and wat's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

If you are into this kind of attractions. Southeast Asia is your dream vacation. We enjoyed our visits but after 10 or 15 temples we were done.
Enjoy a cruise on the Mekong and visit villages. There are very sweet people who need your resources to survive.

Visited August 2013
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Cairns, Australia
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“worth to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

had a wonderful time in Luang Prabang.visited the museum,temples,the cave and waterfalls.
clind mt poussi has a spectacular view.join in the morning monks offering was an experience .positioned myself infront of the hotel we're staying.
went up to the plain of jars.the trip was amazing seen the livelihood of the tribe people,the farms on the slope of the hill and how they transport thier products to town. had eaten the best , sweetest freshest pineapple in my life,the scenery was absolutely beautiful.had the best head massage "Shirodhara" in luang prabang and it's my first time to have this massage not many places offer this kind of head massage and was so happy to experience it. was in one of the best resort few klms from the city.sorry can't remember the mane of the resort,they also do cooking classes .Opps i think its the Santi Hotel and resort? visited the place in 2011 august.

Visited September 2012
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“One of many temples to visit.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

In the beauty of Luang Prabang, there are many wonderful temples, and in truth this one did not really stand out.

Visited August 2013
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