Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Khem Khong, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +92-3003728669
  • Ticket Price: 3 USD
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
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About Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang

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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  • Very nice Buddhist temple complex, two big building and couple small. Entrance fee is 20 000,- Kip. There is 4 different entrance from each side. Good place for taking photos. Amazing decoration on the wall, lots story from Buddhist religion.

  • The golden temple full of culture and artistic details. You have to buy the ticket for 20k kip for admission fee. It’s quite nice to visit.

  • 20,000 Kip entrance fee. Beautiful with rich history - many historical relics to view. Very calming place to be.

  • 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

  • Big grounds and one of the nicest temples in Luang Prabang. 20k entry.

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