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Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong)

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Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
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856-71-21-24-70
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Laos' most enchanting temple was built in 1560.

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The most impressive and most important temple for lao kings!

Start here with your temple tour. It was very special for lao kings. It´s well renovated. You pay an entrance fee. best time:8am when you are almost alone and breathe the peaceful... read more

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Leipzig, Deutschland
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Leipzig, Deutschland
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Start here with your temple tour. It was very special for lao kings. It´s well renovated. You pay an entrance fee. best time:8am when you are almost alone and breathe the peaceful athmosphere

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple is worth a visit to see the golden doors and the beautiful architecture of the temple. Entrance is 20,000 kip.

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Glass House Mountains, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple complex is located in the centre of Luang Prabang. It has beautiful architecture and is highly decorated throughout and very well maintained. Probably the best temple complex in regards to architecture and decoration in the whole of Luang Prabang. You have come to Luang Prabang to see the temples so don't miss this one.

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Thank Paulette A
Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is exquisitely decorated without and within. There are additional buildings within the complex, including small shrines, several Stupas and an ornamental gold-leafed building which holds a gigantic palanquin used to carry the late king's body prior to cremation.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It cost 20000 kips per person per entry. The important showcase of the temple are the elaborate tree of life mosaic, intricately carved walls, 12metres high funeral carriage, nothing much around the temple itself.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It takes a couple of hours to see the whole place. Shorts are not allowed, so men and women need to be appropriately dressed. Plenty of Buddha statues around. Best time to visit is morning times before large tourist groups come it. It was really hot so hydrate well.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a look if you've seen other temples around Asia (or even if you haven't). Very well preserved and beautifully decorated. Must try to ring the Gong in the main temple building... It's harder than it sounds 😉

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Bali, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was quiet when we visited so very nice and easy to see everything, the temples and Buddhas are beautiful

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Swindon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning structure lovely to walk around and view the mosaic art on the walls. We were on a guided tour but possible to do this yourself.

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Penang, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I like the glass decoration on this temple. It's unique. The temple area is clean, there's food and souvenir stall outside the temple.

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