Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang
About Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang
Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Khem Khong, Luang Prabang, Laos
Ticket Price: 3 USD
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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Wat Xieng Thong is a 16th century Buddhist temple complex (Wat) located in the town of Luang Prabang in Laos. There are various structures including shrines, temples and stupas situated inside this complex. Wat Xieng Thong was built by the king Setthathirath and was under the patronage of the royal family of Laos. This temple was used for coronation of the Lao kings till the year 1975. Some of the things that you will find in this complex; a mosaic called The Tree of Life which comprises of intricately places semi-precious stones, a funeral carriage that is 12 meters high, the Sim, which is the holiest building in the complex and Red Chapel where you will find a reclining Buddha. Walk through this temple complex and let the stunning architectures captivate you. You can also spend some time meditating here.
Wat Xieng Thong Information
- Maintain silence once inside the temple complex as you will find many monks praying and mediating.
How To reach Wat Xieng Thong by Public Transport
- On foot
- By car
- By tuktuk
- By bike
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One of the oldest Buddhist temple (built around 1500) with an entrance fee of 20,000Kip. There are many entrances e.g from Mekong river side or the adjoining roads. You can go into the Wat and admire the cravings made; read up on the history as well before you go in. Attire respect needs to be adhered before going into any Wat in S.E.A meaning no sleeveless tops and shorts. Shoes need to be taken off before you enter to see the shrines. Happy Travels
This was my last stop during my walking tour of the Buddhist temples along Sakkaline Road. I thought I saved the best for last but ended up quite underwhelmed. I was hoping it will be grand and majestic, given its heavy promotion as the most significant temple in the city. Yes, it is beautiful, ornate, and historic, but so are the other temples nearby (looking at you, Wat Sensoukaram). And some of those temples don’t charge an admission fee. The place is quite popular for wedding pictorials. There were two couples during my visit. The best time to go for photos is in the early to mid-morning, when the sun faces the main temple directly.
Beautiful temple especially in the morning when you can admire it without crowds around. So many details and ornaments on the walls. Absolutely worth a visit (the entrance fee is less than £2). Bring something to cover arms and legs.
Need to cover your shoulders n knee, make sure bring some scarf it super useful, since it is really to warm there. But the temple is really nice. Do go!!
It's a nice and calm place that you can do sitting meditation in front of the Buddha.
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