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Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong)

Luang Prabang, Laos
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Laos' most enchanting temple was built in 1560.
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Reviewed November 17, 2015

Having arrived in LP the previous evening and slept off the jet lag, Wat Xieng Thong was the nearest temple complex to our hotel and thus represented our first introduction to the world of Laotian Buddhist architecture. What a brilliant introduction. The site includes a...More

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Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit. This temple is beautiful - gorgeous intricate detail and larger buddhas too. Even with lots of other tourists it was pleasant and a positive experience.

Thank Ann S S
Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

The temple is at the main street. The walls and doors outside are richly decorated with gold and inside what is unique walls are decorated colour glass motives. It is worth to visit because ie different from temples in Thailand. Ticket cost 20000KIP and suitable...More

Thank jjedyta
Reviewed November 12, 2015

Very Interesting and very beautiful Wat near both the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. There is a lot to see on the temple grounds: the Sim, several pavillons and statues, nice gardens and the monk´s residence. The Sim is decorated with gold and red inside...More

Thank sol653
Reviewed November 9, 2015

This temple is beautiful, inside there are many beautiful paintings and scriptures. The tree of life on the one wall is particularly striking and really stands out. There are also colourful mosaics on the outer walls. It is also incredible peaceful inside the temple. Everybody...More

Thank MexicoPrincess
Reviewed November 9, 2015

Before I went here I was Buddhered out. Too many temples – they all look the same. Not this place, which is sheer quality, probably because of its age and secondly because there were not too many people. Beautiful temple and well worth a visit.

Thank MStJB
Reviewed November 5, 2015

Plenty to see if you are into temples. Beautiful decorations including unusual mosaics. Some small stalls selling trinkets also.

Thank Helen M
Reviewed October 24, 2015

This is the main temple in LP and was just opposite our holiday accommodation. It has a small entrance fee and has a complex of several buildings. The buildings are in well tended grounds and when I was there I could see the paper ceremonial...More

Thank Smitch83
Reviewed October 24, 2015

most popular place to visit in Luang Prabang with beautiful paintings on the wall and the golden roof top.

Thank Lost25
Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful temple that has a tranquil charm about it. The temples in Laos are not on the same scale as others within the region, but it is set within the Old Quarter of Luang Prabang and is worth a visit as part...More

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