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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tree of life” (76 reviews)
“glass mosaics” (28 reviews)
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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"tree of life"
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"glass mosaics"
in 28 reviews
"funeral carriage"
in 17 reviews
"several buildings"
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"reclining buddha"
in 19 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 21 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 47 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 43 reviews
"mekong river"
in 37 reviews
"take your time"
in 15 reviews
"walk around"
in 12 reviews
"early morning"
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"take photos"
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"royal palace"
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"wat"
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"chariot"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice temple with beautiful glass mosaic murals. A must visit in Luang Prabang. Good to spend few hours there.

Thank clyf
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a bit of underwhelmed, though I believe this's a good example of the better you understand about an area the more significant it's visiting. My restless family placed my viewing to a brisk pace, that had been Ok, although it is shocking to...More

Thank Ellings E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably best temple with great interior details along mainstreet. The famous one! I loved the golden stencils and especially i love painting this temple

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Golden City Temple is an excellent example of local religious art. The many buildings are similar but unique and show creativity in design.

Thank Tim R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the wat at dusk when there have been not many visitors near and we'd the justification almost totally to ourselves. Generally there was simply an additional couple, and also a number of tourist monks armed with cameras. We took our time wandering about,...More

Thank Bone S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was very hot during our time in Laos so we had to pace ourselves and take plenty of water. We had a pre arranged driver and guide, they gave us good detail of the temple and it's history and told us how to wash...More

Thank Johnthewhit
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The 20.000 kip entrance is worth the visit of this temple, as it has been beautifully renovated quite recently. It would have been nice though to have more english explanations throughout the site to learn more about its history and meaning.

Thank Kim J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the prettiest temples I've seen. The mosaics on that and the surrounding buildings is spectacular, the same artist that done up one of the rooms in the palace.

Thank Lady_Evelin
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

amazing structural,very solemn place,it feels my spirit be blessed and super admirable placed,very excelent

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I biked along the Mekong River to go see Wat Xieng Thong. Ps: don't wear sleeveless clothes to temples. I had to pay 5000kip to rent a shawl to cover my shoulders before going inside the Wat.

Thank Abitofstyle
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SUSAN s
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.
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SUSAN s
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.
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