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Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong)

Luang Prabang, Laos
+856 71 212 470
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Laos' most enchanting temple was built in 1560.
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“tree of life” (61 reviews)
Luang Prabang, Laos
+856 71 212 470
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Reviewed yesterday

This temple is still used by the local monks and and is definitely worth seeing its architecture and grounds.

Thank BFK123
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Golden City Temple is the main temple for the people of Luang Prabang. I think many tourists forget that these temples are active and Buddhist locals come here to meditate. It is therefore necessary to hit dongs that have clear sights not to be...More

Thank knoesenm
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you visit Luang Prabang you must visit this wonderful temple area. There is an entry fee, but it is it worth

Thank LaoWu27
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My attention for this temple as it’s very ancient temple and personally I love the decoration by the glasses. Very touching when you come inside. Very good for atmosphere and taking a photograph. Wish could have time more.

Thank napasornbee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not the largest, nor the prettiest temple compared to those in Bagan, Siem Reap, Bangkok etc but is of decent size. Quite atmospheric and gave good decent carvings of daily life and religious portrayals of Buddhism at the walks. Entrance fee is 20000kip and do...More

Thank mel7155
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful spot for the Temple and Mosulium. A quite place to walk around and contemplat. The buildings architecture is beautiful and colorful. I feel it's worth the time to check it out.

Thank Perry H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Different from the temples in Cambodia, this was intact and very beautiful. Lovely to walk around in such peaceful surroundings.

Thank Both-like-travelling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glad that our travel dates happens to be during the annual Festival of Lights. Each village makes & decorates a boat which are then paraded down the main street to Wat Xieng Thong. At the temple, they’ll be blessed as part of a special Buddhist...More

Thank Christina C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s highly recommended. You can walk around and take in the past. This region is full history. It’s one of the most important temples in the area. I do like to see very old Buddhist temples. If you are the same. Check it out.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highlight in Luang prabang. Nice temple with murals of cut glass depicting various scenes of local history. Located just on the banks of the Mekong river. Nice overview of the river. Story of the tree of life in cut glass on the back of the...More

Thank Chris K
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September 4, 2017|
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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.