Wat Xieng Thong

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

Wat Xieng Thong - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Wat Xieng Thong

  • Wat Xieng Thong Address: Khem Khong, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Wat Xieng Thong Contact Number: +92-3003728669
  • Wat Xieng Thong Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Wat Xieng Thong Price: 3 USD
  • Best time to visit Wat Xieng Thong(preferred time): 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Wat Xieng Thong: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Wat Xieng Thong

  • 78.09% of people who visit Luang Prabang include Wat Xieng Thong in their plan

  • 48.78% of people start their Wat Xieng Thong visit around 08 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Wat Xieng Thong

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

86.21% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wat Xieng Thong

People normally club together Old Quarter and Bamboo Bridge while planning their visit to Wat Xieng Thong.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang Reviews

  • very beautiful and inspiring Temple. please respect the culture and religion of the places you visit. be kind to each other. if you want to feel like at home: STAY HOME!

  • Very beautiful temple on large grounds. As the most famous temple in Luang Prabang crowds are to be expected but what is unexpected is large groups of Chinese tour groups shouting and yelling and showing no respect for where they are. They need to be muzzled ASAP for the future enjoyment of everyone else who wants to enjoy the peace and beauty of this historic temple which was recently repaired and restored

  • Beautiful temples (2) with various interesting shrines. As every temples in Luang Prabang it's really golden. They unfortunately charge an entrance fee of 20k kip/pers. In the second temple, which is more a museum, you will find many old Buddah statues and a "serpentshrine ship". Outside the northern exit you will also find a "dock" where the sunset over the Mekong river is simply gorgeous.

  • Here you will definitely feel at peace, is a calm and easy place to reflect and admire the Lao Buddhist culture, respect the rules, dress properly and browse around, remember to take your shoes and hats off when entering a temple, do not disturb the monks and just feel the place.

  • Wat Pha That Luang in Vientiane may be the Golden symbol of Lao Buddhism but wat Xiengthong is the real jewel of Laotian religious architecture. If you can see only one temple in Laos, make it Xiengthong!

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