Wat Xieng Thong

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  • Address: Khem Khong, Luang Prabang, Laos
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  • 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 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.

  • Maintain silence once inside the temple complex as you will find many monks praying and mediating.

  • On foot
  • By car
  • By tuktuk
  • By bike

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  • 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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  • Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki?curid=203698
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  • 78.79% 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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  • Really beautiful temple at the end of the peninsula. The architecture is beautiful and the buildings and history are very interesting. However, it’s not fully worth the 20k to get in, when compared to the other temples in the town.

  • Just an authentic place, preserved, lao style, chose your timing as there can be lots of tourists, 20000 k entry ticket, for those who like photo, plenty of details, in mural paintings or mosaics... Some forget it's a spiritual place... Plan for appropriate clothing!

  • The most famous temple in Luang Prabang, very nice in design and well maintained. The picture of the tree is very impressive

  • I really don't think the cost is fair for what it is. It's one of the smallest temples I've been to and photography isn't the greatest (previous person's comments said it was 'amazing' ..pfft). I hate reading people's comments and they just think it's simply the best but in reality, sure it is something special but it's not breathe taking or that astonishing. It's a cute temple with nice hand carved arts. Not worth them charging 20,000kip. I just came from Thailand and they would charge 50baht for huge temples. Multiple temples on the same site for 50baht. This little town seems to be full of over pricing goblins.

  • Nice but pretty touristy. Other temples seem less crowded

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