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Beautiful temple near the River. Very peaceful. Inside a school and a school for buddhism. 112... read more

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claudioz710
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We were most impressed with this Wat because of the High School on the Temple grounds. The young... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Lanzdona
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| along the bank of the Mekong River, Savannakhet 13000, Laos
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

Wat Xayaphoum is located in the city centre, along the Mekong river. It was erected in 1542 and is a classical example of the traditional Savannakhet architecture. The temple compound is quite big, including a Buddhist monk school and a facility producing Buddhist handicrafts. The...More

2  Thank pierremichelshanghai
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful temple near the River. Very peaceful. Inside a school and a school for buddhism. 112 years old

1  Thank claudioz710
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Location is so close to Mekong river, so cool with winds. Interesting architecture makes me enjoy my trip perfectly. Especially, we met a monk who is just 17 years old and friendly. He told us many stories of Buddha and his temple. So fantastic!!

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Yet another Buddhist temple, nice to visit if you've not seen many temples. I liked the lived-in atmosphere, not too restored. I wasn't enthused by the many mangy barking dogs...

Thank Bernard B
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Another large sprawling Buddhist temple in the center of a city. Must have consumed more than 10-20% of the money from the city over the years. Not much to see unless you haven't seen a typical buddhist temple before. Lots of seriously mangy and probably...More

Thank Doctorbailey
Reviewed 7 May 2017

It's nice to see the old architecture and using your imagination, you can easily see what it looked like a long time ago. The location is nice and even some shade in the summer heat is welcome. It's worth to go there when you're in...More

Thank Sirchai
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We were most impressed with this Wat because of the High School on the Temple grounds. The young apprentice monks want to practice their English as you tour the grounds. The temples are in repair or building, so it is a bit rough in places....More

Thank Lanzdona
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Although we did see the rhino and camel as one reviewer noted, we didn't see all the Lao people. It was virtually deserted when we went! I would also agree with another reviewer that there are a lot of different buildings and activities packed into...More

Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Lots more happening here than the usual temple; home to school and Buddha image manufacturing. Interesting to see the concrete structures growing step by step. Plenty of shade, our visit was late afternoon and it was reasonably cool.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is one of important temple in Savannakhet, not too far from the port. I came here to see Lao-style art. I went to find the painting of single-horn rhino and camel. There were so many Lao peoples in the temple while I was visiting...More

Thank Phanuwat K
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Wat Xayaphoum is located in the city centre, along the Mekong river. It was erected in 1542 and is a classical example of the traditional Savannakhet architecture. The temple compound is quite big, including a Buddhist monk school and a facility producing Buddhist handicrafts. The...More

2  Thank pierremichelshanghai
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