Loved murals in this temple depicting Buddha,was worth it visiting here, recommended to pop in to see
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Particularly interesting is the “boat” with 4 hulls in the building just inside the front gate. The building contains 3 urns of which the one on the boat is the last one to die Pre revolution. There is a racing hull under a cover at...More
This is one of the most beautiful temples in Luang Prabang. It is also located at the peninsula. The construction of this temple was ordered by King Chantarath in 1853. It houses the "melodious drums" that were bought by the king long time ago. The...More
There are another 3 temples around, worth a visit inside to see the buddha statues and the great mosaic on the walls.
Yes, Luang Prabang has wats on every corner, and this is a particularly beautiful one. Lots of gold figures with intricate detail on the facade. This temple complex was built in the 16th century and has survived many centuries of invading armies.
In a city where you come across so many wats that your eyes glaze over at yet another gilt naga, Wat Xieng Mouane restores your fascination all over again, especially if you appreciate the Ramayana, or else if you just like gold, gold, and mor...More
The carvings and on walls both inside and out are particularly beautifully made. Buddha is well represented and we particularly enjoyed the ‘fortune telling’ sticks once translated from Lao script.
The wat have many decorative pieces of paintings stencilling and woodwork, the gilding and numerous portrays of Buddha.
The exterior of the temple is beautiful with some intricate carvings over the golden covered entrance.
While most of the temples or wat are similar, this one has some good carvings all around which makes the experience a little better This is the oldest of temples in the city but not as big as Wat Mai