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Laos' most enchanting temple was built in 1560.
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A lot to see and admire in this buddhist place of worship. Modest dress is required, and no footwear inside the temple. Can observe the monks praying

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

So much history related to this temple, and this is the only temple that is still original structure in Luang Prabang.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A beautifully decorated temple in the centre of the city. We were lucky enough to see a ceremony taking place the morning we were there

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank annandjohn2014
Reviewed 3 days ago

Traditional architecture. This temple of the Royal City is one of the most important monasteries in Laos

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PuckPasha
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Of course the best temple in Luangprabang, and the main square of the city during the most important events

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Luangopera
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Inside and outside of this temple are both beautiful and well worth a visit. However, it is oldest temple in Luang Prabang and on almost every visitors list so be prepared for a lot of people. However, this can not detract from the glorious decoration...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jacquelinee930
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Wat Xienthong as local people recommended. Paid 20,000 kip entrance fee. A lot of tourists taking pics. Place is nice and young novices hard at work cleaning the area. Recommended to see.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the temple last year in December. We went to the temple at noon and did not go to watch the Monks alms giving ceremony which takes place in the early morning. There is an entrance fee for the visitors and the fee is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely impressive and also beautifully decorated temple. Easily the largest, and so take a little time to enjoy all sides with these. You'll find a couple of little buildings surrounding the primary temple to see too. The mosaic artwork is spectacular and unlike some other...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Safari795256
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This's most famed monastery in Luang Prabang with lower sweeping roof plus breathtaking murals inside, gold stencil function over the wall space, exquisite rare reclining Buddha as well as many Stupas. There's admission ticket as well as dress code. As this's a big complex one...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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SUSAN s
September 4, 2017|
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Response from offroadvietnammotor | Reviewed this property |
This temple is not crowded because there are many more temples here. Sitting is easy, outside of the buildings are possible. Another good place is near the Mekong river across the entrance. Hope this helps.
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SUSAN s
September 3, 2017|
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Response from Phouma P | Reviewed this property |
Dear SUSAN, in Luangprabang, have many temple, it is depend on your objection, your time, but I consult you to go Longkhoun temple other side of Mekong, so quiet, great for meditation.
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