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Reviewed yesterday

One of the must-do when in Luang Prabang. Built in 1559 and almost all Lao King were crowned in the temple since then. A good place to see Laotion arts & myths / beliefs.

Thank Caroline T
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What is there to say that hasn’t already been said. Amazing architecture and beautiful craftsmanship. Was interesting to learn how the Buddha is washed in water which then runs out through the trunk of the elephant. You do need to be modestly dressed.

Thank Michelle S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The golden city temple is a beautiful area of temples. To enter you must be dressed modestly. No tank tops especially women. And no short shorts :)
And always remember to remove your shoes before entering a temple.
Take in the history and enjoy it is spectacular

Thank Lisetteki
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unique,beautiful temple
The sweeping roof is so elegant and perfect architecture propertions.
Very serene tranquil and gentle environment

Thank pawitsarah
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much to see here. A large complex with much to see. Many stories in beautiful mosaics on the side of the buildings.

Thank IanG762
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple nearest the hotel of ours, we had been happy to visit it. The story and history of the grounds plus royalty cause it to be much more special. Do a little bit of investigation before going. It's fun to check out the smaller sized buildings which illustrate Buddhist accounts in the form of tiles on the outsides of the wall space. The primary building with the complex designs painted out and inside survive a visual feast. The gong you are able to attempt to make sing is definitely worth a couple of moments inside the main structure also. It is a tad touristy, though the majority of visitors are tourists, therefore it's what it's.

Thank Terrell W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The abilities of builders are at their very best in the framework as well as the perfect wood curvers plus painters come to the top of the abilities decorating it. Try visiting late or early during the day to stay away from crowds of organised Chinese organizations. Consider the most wedge code for a temple inside Laos - particularly ladies... And take time to take in the magnificence of the place...

Thank Evelyn R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate enough to visit this temple on two occasions whilst in Luang Parang.
The first was on a Buddhist feast day on the evening we arrived and, although we missed the processions, we did see the temple covered with lights and the most amazing decorations. The lights in fact covered the ground in front of the building and made a really impressive sight.
During the day, the building was still worth a visit as the quality of the decoration and the associated details on show both inside and out, form a spectacular sight by western standards.
You can come away with some superb pictures as memories of your trip to Asia and so you should not miss this temple whilst in Luang Parang.

Thank frankjordan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really like this place. I experienced a lot of many famous place. I hope i have chance return here with my family.

Thank Odyssey42508641537
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a stroll around the Golden City Temple close to closing time, which meant it was quieter. Beautiful temples and we witnessed wedding photos being taken.
Shoes must be removed to enter the buildings and a cheap price to pay upon entry to gain access to these amazing buildings.

Thank TheRecketts
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