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Wat Xieng Mouane

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Address: Sakkarinroad, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Private Tour: Cultural Experience in Luang Prabang
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peaceful little garden

this is part of the golden temple but with more plants and worship items , its a little peaceful area where you can get to the laos culture signs and take a nice walk. small, but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DanielleLY
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Beijing, China
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Beijing, China
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is part of the golden temple but with more plants and worship items , its a little peaceful area where you can get to the laos culture signs and take a nice walk. small, but nice

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Wat has an awesome entrance – delicately drawn and painted in wonderful colours are scenes from the Buddha’s life. Inside is a large statue well lit so that the light falls correctly on the face. There is large golden panel with an exquisite engraving of scenes from daily life. It’s a crowded panel but it’s so delicately done. Well... More 

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Glass House Mountains, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Beautifully maintained buildings, intricately decorated temples. just awesome. I can never get enough of looking at these structures. well worth the visit.

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Thank Paulette A
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,822 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Wat (Temple) Xieng Mouane is not to be confused with similarly named Wat Xieng Thang (ວັດຊຽງທອງ), which means Temple of the Golden City, though the two are a few blocks apart along Khem Khong Road. Wat Xieng Mouane is more centrally located in Luang Prabang, one of the most peaceful towns I’ve had the pleasure to visit. The Buddhist wat... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

There are only a few wats in Luang Prabang that are very good or excellent, and this is one of them. A little different from the others with the work at the entry and the lamps inside. Nicely decorated, easy to access in the old city, it is definitely worth making the time to visit. Not a huge complex, it... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This complex with pagoda is one of several in Luang Prabang I enjoyed all of them and I recomend a visit of all, because they are diferent and usually well preserved Located near the center of the city Probably the nice pagoda

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This Wat being gold makes it stand out from the other temples in town. I spent more time gazing at this building than all the others because of the gold exterior. Huge doors at each end with intricate carvings make you wonder what you are missing behind them. Like the others you cannot see inside which is a real shame... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

I was impressive by the decoration on the temple's roof and pillars. It was really high sense of art. I was stood by for 10 minutes to just watch the decoration. Walking inside also gave me special spiritual feelings. There were other visitors kneed down to salute Buddha statues.

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Thank Tue T
Hillerod, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

One of the most beautiful temple complexes in Laos, we were told. Sounds right. Small entry fee. Remember your camera!!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

If you walk East To West on this road you will find most of the Temples in Luang Prabang on either side. A great find among more great finds.

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