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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” (59 reviews)
Luang Prabang, Laos
+856 71 212 470
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

The grounds are nice, and I enjoyed to mosaic stories on the success of the buildings, otherwise, I didn't find it exceptional compared to other wats. The entrance fee is 20,000 per person.

1  Thank Arielle T
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

The main Temple in this city of temples. Great architecture and history there is an entry charge now of 20000 kip and covers rental for 5000. The buildings themselves are fascinating

Thank ofanoa
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The Golden City Temple is the main attraction of Luang Prabang, and rightfully so. The place is very peaceful and homes large Buddhas and his story is painted on the walls of the temple. The place is very clean and the area is free from...More

Thank Vidushi4444
Reviewed 7 September 2017

It is a must when visiting Luang Prabang. I suggest to start with this and then get lost in the city and enjoy the hidden pagoda's. It is also a very refreshing breath of air during the crazy sun.

Thank Oana_Gavril
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This was the highlight for me. It may look like gaudy Las Vegas, but its just a gorgeous place to explore around, visit the insides, admire unique decorations and enjoy the atmosphere. Truly best place to see in Luang Prabang and the best temple in...More

Thank WojM
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

My most favourite temple ever. The beautiful mosaics tell many stories. We spent hours wandering in this tranquil place.

1  Thank Robert H
Reviewed 4 September 2017

A beautiful temple in the middle of the city! For nice photos of the temple go here just before sunset.

Thank aneeltamivee
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Entrance fee is 20 Thai B. Remember to wear something that covers your shoulders for men and women. Quite vivid carvings with beautiful colours . An hour is sufficient to see all.

Thank peik1
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is a big campus which includes not only the Wat Xieng Thong but also smaller buildings, some for prayer and larger buildings, some as dormitories for the monks. There is also a souvenir shop on the plaza. Because it is large it requires a...More

Thank KenVicLee
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Located in the river bank of Mekong River, this temple (Wat aka. Vihara aka. Vat) is one of the oldest and astonishing Buddhist temples in Luang Prabang. The temple is like common Therevada's temple consists a beautiful prayer room (dhammasala), monastery (Kuti) and with a...More

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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.