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“a jewel”

Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong)
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Owner description: Laos' most enchanting temple was built in 1560.
katmandu
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“a jewel”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

this is the most beautiful among the many temples in Luang Prabang.
located at the end of the small peninsula,the Wat Xien Thong is a feast of colors,with some of the best mirror mosaic decoration ,typical of the city.
the Tree of life in the back side of the temple is fantastic.
the smaller chapels in the garden are delightful,the royal barge building offers the best wood carved and gold plated scenes of Ramayana,especially the one showing the goddess Sita wrapped in flames.
the most poetic detail is the blue eyed elephant head coming out from the side of Wat Xien Tong.

Visited December 2012
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“Rustic & beautiful!”
Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful Wat! Visit the morning market at the main street and stroll ahead to Wat Xieng Thong. Feels like an oasis. Beautiful. Must-see for only 20.000 kip.

Visited April 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Symbolic of Luang Prabang”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

When you see a commercial or read article of Luang Prabang, I guessed you would see Wat Xieng Thong.

Wat (Temple) in Luang Prabang are look alike but not the same and I think Wat Xieng Thong is the most enchanting. the small pink sanctuary with fantastic glass mosaic is very unique, I never saw temple painted in Pink before looks beautiful.

The article also a bit difference from other countries you can see from the roof of main hall/ temple.

Visited April 2013
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Beaver Creek, Colorado
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“Worth a Visit”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Overall, it's I felt it was a modest temple, but still beautiful and completely worth the visit. The Novices running around really added to the appeal of the temple (3 even getting into a water-hose fight in front of us) and despite the people around, it was a peaceful stop.

Visited November 2012
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Brunei Darussalam
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“If you've seen one Wat, you've seen them all”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

I was no more impressed by this Wat than I was by any of the other half a dozen or so temples we visited while in Luang Prabang. I found them all to be very similar. Nice to visit, but nothing really unique about this one in my eyes.

Visited March 2013
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