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Laos' most enchanting temple was built in 1560.
Luang Prabang, Laos
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Reviewed today

This temple was actually pretty cool. This temple had a few more aspects then all the others we went to - with quite a few different sections and with a variety. I would recommend a tour guide, as it would’ve been interesting to hear more...More

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Reviewed yesterday

A good interesting temple. I would reccomend a tour guide and it would be nice to have some information be put around the temple as it would be nice to know some more information. Worth a visit though.

Thank 256ollie
Reviewed 3 days ago

This's the greatest temple complex in Luang Prabang. You are able to provide a miss to others as they're significantly less appealing or perhaps as large as this particular one. However as compared to other temples in Thailand otherwise wear, it also appears small. Nevertheless,...More

Thank Koning F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visiting Wat Xieng Thong is essential for every trip to Luang Prabang. The structure of the key "sim" or building, dating from 1560, as it's known as is stunning. The sweeping roofs look as a bird in flight, the interiors admittedly are very black still...More

Thank Koning A
Reviewed 4 days ago

The stones reflect nicely off the temple. One of the most stunning temples I have ever visited. I keep finding intriguing items within the inlays. A must visit if here.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Probably the nicest temple we have seen in a while, lots of things to look at and exciting for young children.

Thank SerahO
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is one of the most popular places here. It is a must if you are staying more than one day. It has a 20,000 kip charge to enter.

Thank Juan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

That is what I felt wandering around this temple area. This is one of the most important temples in Luang Prabang. It was built around 1560. I loved the mosaic decorations, on the outside walls of the temple, made with colored mirrored glass.

Thank forshara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During our stays in Asia we had seen several temples in Singapore, Hongkong, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Laos. This temple is the main temple of Luang Prabang and worth to pay 20'000 Kip. A beautiful temple surrounded by some other religious buildings. Worth to stay...More

Thank Frank F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very old, but properly maintain temple, one of the oldest temple in Luang Pradang, the place is neat and clean.

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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.