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Reviewed December 18, 2018

Not too much visited by the tourist crowd, Wat Khili (or Khiri) currently hosts the Luang Prabang Buddhist Archives. When we were there in December 2018, there was a most special exhibition of beautiful black and white photographs called 'Meditation in Luang Prabang'. Also books...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 14, 2018

Very interesting combination of French and Lao styles. The main temples six beautiful tree of life. There are many window paintings describing different life aspects of the prince Siddhartha. There is also very interesting zoomorphic phantasmagoria. No tourists. I liked it. It is located at...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

The architecture looks more french than the typical buddhist though it has a good pagoda type structure. It is located on the other side of town and not facing the mekong.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed June 15, 2017

Also known as wat souvanna khiri which located next to beautiful French style architecture which now houses museum gallery. The Wat is very peaceful and serene.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed May 21, 2017

it is located at the end of sakkline street. it looks like a colonial house with many windows. inside the compound you will find a few pagaodas. alot trees and plants. you will find monks praying and meditating.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

Worth stopping to see this Temple.It was peaceful away from the busy town centre with some seats to appreciate the setting. There is a rose garden( needs a little attention)with an interesting history .

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed December 15, 2016

It is located down the end of Sakkarine Road near the Nam Khan River and opposite the more populat temples and tends to get lost but it has a most impressive large building and ssssome smaller ones in a smaller square than most. Worth a...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

For those familiar with Vipassana Meditation and interested in understanding the practice in Luang Prabang, the story is told here at the Buddhist Archives at Wat Khili. In the 1960s, after studying the meditation in Burma and Thailand, Pha Xaisamut Chotiko was determined to teach...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed April 13, 2016

This temple may be outshone by the nearby Wat Xieng Thong, but it is no less beautiful. It's very peaceful and quiet throughout the day, with almost few visitors. You can see monks going about their daily lives and doing their chores early in the...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed March 20, 2016

Located opposite Wat Xieng Thong, this wat was built by Chao Kham Sattha in a style similar to temples found in the mountains close to the plain of jars where he came from. There is a colourful tree of life mosaic on the front of...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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