Wat Xiengthong, Luang Prabang

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Must see · Architectural Building · Religious Site
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See some of the most prominent Lao monasteries and learn about their religious and cultural significance at Wat Xiengthong. The compound, built in 1560 in typical Laotian style, consists of twenty structures, including shrines, pavilions, gardens of ornamental plants, and residences. Pay special attention to the gilded doors made of wood, which depict events from the Buddha's life. Also, visit many surrounding facilities, including a library, a drum tower, and a ceremonial barge. Make Wat Xiengthong a centerpiece of your Luang Prabang vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Luang Prabang trip planner.
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  • Historical temple located in town, not that far but better to be here by bicycle or motorcycle. Temple located opposite the river. Good to visit 
    Historical temple located in town, not that far but better to be here by bicycle or motorcycle. Temple located opposite the river. Good to visit  more »
  • An old temple but still good maintenance. Located in town near Phou Si mountain. The temple face to Khong River. After visit temple, go down to see sunset. Incredible view' 
    An old temple but still good maintenance. Located in town near Phou Si mountain. The temple face to Khong River. After visit temple, go down to see sunset. Incredible view'  more »
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  • Good view Roberta
  • Nice temple, interesting architecture, but overall nothing special in my opinion

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