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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tree of life” (73 reviews)
“glass mosaics” (28 reviews)
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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"tree of life"
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"glass mosaics"
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"several buildings"
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"funeral carriage"
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"reclining buddha"
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"beautiful architecture"
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"entrance fee"
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"worth a visit"
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"mekong river"
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"walk around"
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"take your time"
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"early morning"
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

The Golden Temple was built in the 14th century, if you are interested in Laotian architecture, the guide will tell you that it is a spectacular example of the long drawn roof and the relatively low walls. Even without architectural knowledge you can appreciate the...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This small complex has a nice collection of little temples with amazing decoration and a bunch of Buddha statues, old and new, inside them. I think it was 20000kip per person, definitely worth the visit.

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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We went there early in the morning, wich was nice beacuse there were not many tourist. We had the chance to make some beautiful photos. To me this was just one of the many similar temples in Lao / South East Asia. We were a...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This Buddhist temple looks quite different from those in Cambodia and Thailand. Many people from outside the country to visit.

Thank Phil Y
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

i think for such beautifultemples, they should give tickets with some history on printed. you visit without knowing the when, who, what and how.. which is pity But colors are so beautiful so everone manage to take many beautiful photos

Thank les_ona
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

a must to visit and its worth the journey through the buildings and its the royal temple, good history, the golden trees and the carvings and royal barge is there, well kept, nice photos for memory,

Thank pcsm2017
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely Wat, do visit when you are in Luang Prabang. Lovely streets around the Wat with quaint shops, stroll there anytime of the day.

Thank LindavdC
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Among the few temples I visited in Luang Prabang town area, this temple are the beauty, interesting religion architecture and more structure. Admission of 20k kip at the moment.

Thank hckok77
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

The golden coloured exteriors are nice to see. Additionally, the monks and local artisans have revived the glass work craft to redo some portions based on grants received. It is all money well utilized. This is among the most important temple to see.

Thank JakDesi
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

After the hustle and bustle of the markets and town it was nice to wander around here early in the morning

Thank Calliopehk
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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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