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Laos' most enchanting temple was built in 1560.
Luang Prabang, Laos
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Beautiful craftsmanship throughout this temple complex in the middle of busy Luang Prabang. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sotontraveller
Reviewed 4 days ago

Centrally located. This is one of the more popular temples in LP. From memory it was also one of the newer ones.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank TIersHasie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family (Mum, Dad, 11, 9, 7) visited this Wat and we thought the intricate details on the walls were incredible. We spent a long time here looking at the beautiful craftsmanship on each of the different buildings. Children were free.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank goodmclean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During my travels I‘ve visited a lot of temples and often I ended up disappointed. Not with this temple, really, really beautiful, very clean and in good shape. A must-see.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank carolmal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The single buildings are not too large. The interesting part lies in the details, however there were no explanations in English so you don't know the history behind. During our visit there was a large tent in the middle of the place with some 'golden'...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank SwissCity
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is just in the middle of the town where we learnt local daily life, and easily reached the most of other attractions by walking only a few minutes. We went to morning alms giving as well, there were many people on the street...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Voyage802007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a very hot day in April. However, we enjoyed our visit. This wat is not like the big one in Bangkok but the its structure is quite different with much gold! Wat Xieng Thong is one of the most important of Lao...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank TravellerMan72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful temple in middle of town. The gave me a lovely skirt to wear to be respectful. The temple had many pretty paintings and steps down to the river. I had just come from Bangkok and had my fill of temples but this was unique...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As the title suggests this is like any temple you find in Thailand or Cambodia and has enough similarities to any you find in the rest of South East Asia to comfortably miss if your itinerary is tight.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Scott B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This temple site located along the Mekong River is very beautiful. The outside of the buildings are so colorful with the ceramic tile designs. Gorgeous, hard to believe they are all original. Inside where all the Buddha’s are, made out of lots of different materials,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from offroadvietnammotor | Reviewed this property |
This temple is not crowded because there are many more temples here. Sitting is easy, outside of the buildings are possible. Another good place is near the Mekong river across the entrance. Hope this helps.
September 3, 2017|
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Response from Phouma P | Reviewed this property |
Dear SUSAN, in Luangprabang, have many temple, it is depend on your objection, your time, but I consult you to go Longkhoun temple other side of Mekong, so quiet, great for meditation.