Wat Xieng Mouane

Wat Xieng Mouane, Luang Prabang

Wat Xieng Mouane
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milliesmum2016
Christchurch, New Zealand1,809 contributions
Jan 2020
This Wat is just beautiful. It has the most fabulous intricate mosaic work all backed with laquer red. It's really startlingly striking and well worth prioritizing on your Luang Prabang to-do list. The applied arts are lovely and varied. There are many beautiful fresco type wall paintings, depected sacred themes and even the columns are elaborately painted with gold on black or red backgrounds. These places really are fabulous and quite apart from their obvious religious significance, they are power houses of style and design excellence.
Written March 28, 2020
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Eric C
24 contributions
Jan 2020
One of the must see temples for all visitors to see. I particularly liked the artwork on the exterior.
Written March 4, 2020
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Larry M
Vientiane, Laos1,343 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Awesome temple in backstreet of Old Town, the entrance portico is fantastic with frescoes depicting ancient Lao stories and faith. Very colorful and picturesque, interior is also very interesting and “tree of life” painting on backside of Wat...definitely worth your time!
Written February 14, 2020
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Marco Luangprabang
Luang Prabang, Laos323 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Interesting temple and a good stop after the tak bat to see monks back and haing breakfast. Free admission
Written February 8, 2020
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Cartertravels15
Alton, UK192 contributions
Dec 2019
Our guide took us to this temple late afternoon.A small temple with beautiful decorations inside and out.Inside it is very quiet and you have to remove your shoes.Outside the end of the temple has a wonderful mural of
Written January 26, 2020
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ariane123
Leicester, UK274 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
If you only go to one Wat in Luang Prabang then I think you'd do well to make this the one. Lots to see and so serene and atmospheric. You don't need a tour guide and it's nice to come after the alms giving when it's quiet and peaceful. The views over the Mekong are also lovely.
Written July 31, 2019
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gingermeg7
Siem Reap, Cambodia207 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Valuable to see and try to read the mosaic reliefs (apparently made from French glass) the large boats and the bells, cymbals and drums used for different Buddhist ceremonies. Insight into Lao culture
Written July 14, 2019
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,727 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
Another small but nevertheless quite ornate temple in the old quarter of Luang Prabang. Easily combined with a visit to the other nearby temples. I didn't get to see the interior, but the exterior was pretty and well maintained.
Written July 2, 2019
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wil r
Tacoma, WA114 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
What can I say? This is a must, absolute must, on visit to Luang Prabang. Avoid visiting with tour guide. Linger and wander and enjoy all the magical features.
Written April 18, 2019
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Chris
St. Albans, UK4,443 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
Another great Buddhist Temple with plenty of Lao culture.

The wall on the main entrance of the temple is a complete painting which is very interesting to look at. Enter the temple and see the big golden Buddha at the rear noticing the decorations on the walls.

There’s also some old structures in the gardens to look at.

Whilst not worth making a special trip to Luang Prabang to see, if you’re walking down the lanes in the old city and happen to walk past, better to go in and look in that situation.
Written April 18, 2019
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