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Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong)
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Guided Exploring Luang Prabang Full-Day Tour
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Owner description: Laos' most enchanting temple was built in 1560.
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

A pleasant stroll through the wonderful streets of Luang Prabang is worth doing to visit the Wat.

The outside of the main temple is fairly plain, apart from the lovely tree of life mosaic on the west wall, but the roof look be is different to other ones. Inside is black and gold with interesting murals.

Other buildings on the site are also interesting and offer different styles.

Thank Sonnypest
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Wat Xieng Thong is located beside Mekong River at the end of the main road. Tourists need to pay 20,000 kip for the entry. Proper attire needed to enter the wat . These are two entrance to the wat : one entrance on the road along Mekong River, the other on the by-lane off the main road. Wat Xieng Thong is the oldest monastery in the city and one of the most beautiful temple.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

A really lovely temple with beautiful decorations and a really serene ambience. I loved the use of coloured glass.

Thank cafekangoo
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Wat Xieng Thong is located at the tip of the peninsula near the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong River. Entry for foreigners is 20,000 kip. The main temple is beautifully maintained and there are several other buildings scattered about the grounds. To the north of the main temple building is an amazing long, long, long boat that will astound lovers of trees and wood. Also, an old funeral carriage in one of the other buildings. Some nice mosaics on several buildings as well. If you are only planning to visit one temple in Luang Prabang, this is probably the best to opt for. Modest dress is expected. Women can rent a wrap-around for 5,000 kip.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

This place was so close to out hotel but we managed to visit only on the last day before heading to the airport. There is a 20000kip entrance fee. You would be looking at the architecture, the tradition and stories of Lao and the kingdom.

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