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Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong)

Luang Prabang, Laos
+856 71 212 470
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Laos' most enchanting temple was built in 1560.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
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“tree of life” (59 reviews)
Luang Prabang, Laos
+856 71 212 470
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely interior. Interesting watching the monks go about their business (including vaccuuming the carpets!).

Thank Middleageexplorers
Reviewed 4 days ago

impressed with the wooden crafts and workmanship. It is one of the must see temple in Luang Prabang.

Thank TuangWX
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With a small entrance fee, this Buddhist Wat is a nice little visit in the centre of LP. The buildings are lovely and ornate, all centred behind its white archway (see pic). Just remember to cover your shoulders and knees!

Thank MattC1995
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this wat complex twice now. I came again to show my children the beautiful mosaic stories on some of the buildings. We also found this adorable cat with a little monkey it was carrying around. I recommend this place to visit. It's...More

1  Thank Jposs1972
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just adding to the chorus of positive reviews about this magnificent Wat. Spend some time here as there is a lot to see. You might even find some mermaids! Gorgeous mosaics and golden buddhas make this one of the more fabulous Wats to visit. If...More

Thank TheBarovskys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place, make great photos at all angles, pleasant walking around though is a small place but interesting decorated temple, worth checking out

1  Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Remember to wear something that covers your shoulders for men and women. Quite vivid carvings with beautiful color.

1  Thank Jimmy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much of this Wat in Lao a Vat has been restored over the last few years. You wil see beautiful glass mosaics one called the tree of life and late afternoon the sun glistens off these tiny pieces of coloured glass. This mosaic work can...More

1  Thank naiyanghappy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best temple complex in Luang Prabang. You can give a miss to others as they are not as attractive or as big as this one. However compared to other temples in Thailand or else wear, it still looks small. However, the difference...More

Thank Pradeep A
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Not far away from the main town. A very big & nice temple. A good place to visit. There is a small amount of entrance fees.

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4 September 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.
3 September 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.