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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tree of life” (73 reviews)
“glass mosaics” (28 reviews)
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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+856 71 212 470
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"tree of life"
in 73 reviews
"glass mosaics"
in 28 reviews
"several buildings"
in 15 reviews
"funeral carriage"
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"reclining buddha"
in 18 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 21 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 47 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 42 reviews
"mekong river"
in 36 reviews
"walk around"
in 12 reviews
"take your time"
in 14 reviews
"early morning"
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"royal palace"
in 13 reviews
"wat"
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"chariot"
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"funerary"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A nice wat but very similar to any other if you have spent time in SEA. Go and see it if you are close by.

Thank Skimsa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the look, is fabulous. Is smack bank in the centre of town so can’t miss it. Stunning architecture.

Thank aussiejashank
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fascinating 400 year old Temple . Love the murals with colourful snapped glasses. The mural of Tree of life is beautiful especilly when the sun shines onto it - is glittering. Take your time to narate the story of daily life & its Kingdom. There...More

Thank Yin L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the main temples in Luangprabang and probably the most iconic and beautiful. Fascinating murals depicting local life on external walls. Home to the Royal funeral chariots located behind doors in one of the buildings. The Lao New year parades end and start here...More

Thank Kirton12
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is Luang Prabang's most famous monastery and - by most accounts – the most beautifiul . The roof of the ordination hall sweeps close to the ground in traditional Luang Prabang style. It is very impressive and calls for photos from many different angles....More

Thank mwcw
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool temple to check out. It's in town so it's not a jont away to see it. Check it out of if you have time.

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This temple has the charm of the town. It is worth the visit when in this beautiful little town. Remember that the temple is closed on Sundays

Thank Nikks B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit - small entry fee (2,000 kip each). I took my own sarong to cover my legs - but ladies can borrow them there. (You need to cover your shoulders & knees out of respect.) A lovely temple example set beside the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's easy to overdo the temples in Asia but this one is worth the very small entry fee to look round and as far as I'm concerned just the right size to see some beautiful decorations without getting temple overdose. It's worth looking in all...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is on a rather limited scale compared to other temple complexes in the city but makes up for that by way of its striking beauty and detail. The golden building on the right of the main entrance is truly striking, impressively intricate in a...More

Thank TheOExpress
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SUSAN s
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.
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SUSAN s
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.
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