Wat Xieng Thong

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  • 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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  • 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

  • 95% of people who visit Luang Prabang include Wat Xieng Thong in their plan

  • 29.96% of people start their Wat Xieng Thong visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

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

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

80.64% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wat Xieng Thong

People normally club together Xieng Thong 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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  • A very beautiful pagodas. The most beautiful pagoda in Laos for me. It has a big yard & you can have a seat under a tree to enjoy the view :) 20.000kip for a ticket.

  • A very old temple. 20k kip for entry. Not a big temple. Facing Mekong river. One of the attraction points to viait in Luang Prabang.

  • We visited this place for the architecture especially the mosaic wall.. Very unique. Please dress appropriately or bring along a bario to cover bare legs.

  • Wonderful local art style and great temple. Near the river. Not far from old town center

  • 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.

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