Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong), Luang Prabang

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See some of the most prominent Lao monasteries and learn about their religious and cultural significance at Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong). 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 Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) 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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  • Wat Xieng Thong is easy access at the end of the main road in town. Beautiful example of 16th century Lao architecture. The gorgeous elaborate lacquer mosaics made this temple stand out from others I ...  more »
  • Extremely beautiful and well-preserved. Many intricate decorations, royal boats, stupas, and a "Tree of Life" painted on the side of one temple. It overlooks the Mehkon River. Very photogenic!  more »
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  • One of good temples complex that have good parking lot and wide area for moving around. Many beautiful temples, some are bigger than other. You can go inside and see the statues and reliefs. It's also actively used as a praying area so the tourist better keep a comfortable distance. It's also strategic with many shops in town and can be reached by walk or bicycling. Better bring your own drinking bottle, because it's hot. #letsguide #temples #tourism #localguides
  • The gorgeous temple that you should to come when you come to Luang phabang. Mosaic and painting are unique and beautiful. Admission fee 20,000 kip
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