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Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong)

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Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
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Laos' most enchanting temple was built in 1560.

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Spectacular temple

It was quite busy when we visited, but an added bonus were the three wedding couples having their photos taken, and being able to watch some restoration work on one small area in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Pauline and Ala... D
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Etchingham, United Kingdom
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Etchingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was quite busy when we visited, but an added bonus were the three wedding couples having their photos taken, and being able to watch some restoration work on one small area in progress. The Japanese glass murals are wonderful and certainly glint in sunligh. You can spend time enjoying them and trying to work out the various story lines.... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Golden City Temple ( Wat Xieng Thong) is a A symbol of great historic one of most important of Lao monasteries, located on the northern tip of the peninsula of the City, very beautiful gold leaf gilding and gold lacquering on the walls. The original temple was built in 1560 under the royal instruction of King Setthathirath, very nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The entrance fee is small and payment is easily executed. They were relaxed about my shorts above the knees (My luggage was missing and I had no other shorts or pants to wear.) They have shawls to rent for the ladies who come with sleeveless tops on. This is a complex with many smaller temples next to the big one,... More 

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Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Its a must-see location if you are in Luang prabang. Its a not a very typical asian location since there aren't a lot of tourists around and suvenir shops. The sight is in great condition and for a small fee you can go around and have a look. Favirite spots includes the tree mosaic and the medium size temple.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Picturesque situation on banks of Mekong river close to the end of the old town peninsula at Luang Prabang - small fee to go in, lovely buildings and temple with hard wood floors and doors, not teaming with tourists. Couple of gift stalls in the corner and overall feeling of serenity. Lovely mosaics and the funery boat along with the... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful extensive temple. There is so much to see here so it is necessary to give yourself time here. Very much recommended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning temple, probably the finest I saw in Laos. The place just oozes history, serenity and reverence. Beautiful and ornate, some wonderful facades, stupas and icons. Make sure you allow a good bit of time as there's a lot to see. The monks bring wonderful colour and a sense of calm. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow this old temple is amazing the wall have many pictures that explains about the story of Laotian if you come to lpb don't miss this temple

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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wat Xieng Thong is simply stunning, a quite unique temple design, a beautiful experience. However, try to get there early in order to avoid the tour buses that come through every now and then.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Must see when in Luang Prabang. Take a walk aroud the old city and do not miss the golden temple. Take your time, dont rush!

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