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Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong)

Luang Prabang, Laos
+856 71 212 470
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Laos' most enchanting temple was built in 1560.
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“tree of life” (64 reviews)
Luang Prabang, Laos
Luang Prabang, Laos
+856 71 212 470
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Quite historical and gets a lot of use. Didn’t take more than 10 minutes to look through. Skip unless you’re really interested

Thank Cosmoss
Reviewed 5 days ago

You can take tour pick - look at your guidebook for the most important Wats. This one is nice and worth visiting. Most are close to the main part of Luang Prabang and easy walking distance. They seem to close at 1130 and re-open later...More

1  Thank Jocelyn S
Reviewed 5 days ago

If there is a site in Luang Prabang that could be considered is monumental is this one. It is located close to the Mekong River at the end of the peninsula. It is very easy to find. The temple is simply beautiful and it is...More

Thank TravelerTrecker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a day that the people fed the monks. All set out with tables and chairs and very interesting to see. Went into the temple and was offered food by some of the worshippers - such friendly people. The "tree of life" pattern...More

Thank Martin T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take your time to watch carefully every side inside and outside.Amazing art work, we visited while raining but the mosaic still reflect beautifully! Don't miss it!

Thank Apostolos_Marina
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is only one of the many temples in Luang Prabang. Each one is beautiful in its own way and worth a visit.

Thank Chelsea42
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful temple, decors, paintings, architecture, just stunning. You can easily spend 2-3 hours here.

Thank Mekong164
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with my friends. I learned it is very historical place from guide books. It became one my good experienced. You should visit if you visit Luang Prabang!

Thank kouheii2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What I liked more is the entire temple complex from outside. The interiors are similar to other temples. The monks going on about their daily chores is also interesting. Mekong River nearby adds a charm.

Thank Satyabrata
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the highlights of LP for us together with the Royal Palace and Elephant Village. Amazing mosaic work is the highlight of a beautiful restoration

Thank EvansFamilyOz
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4 September 2017|
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Response from offroadvietnammotor | Reviewed this property |
This temple is not crowded because there are many more temples here. Sitting is easy, outside of the buildings are possible. Another good place is near the Mekong river across the entrance. Hope this helps.
3 September 2017|
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Response from Phouma P | Reviewed this property |
Dear SUSAN, in Luangprabang, have many temple, it is depend on your objection, your time, but I consult you to go Longkhoun temple other side of Mekong, so quiet, great for meditation.