We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong)

Luang Prabang, Laos
+856 71 212 470
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 113.00*
and up
Private Hidden Gems of Luang Prabang Day Tour
More Info
USD 57.00*
and up
Private Tour: Half-Day City Tour of Luang Prabang
More Info
USD 69.00*
and up
Guided Exploring Luang Prabang Full-Day Tour
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Laos' most enchanting temple was built in 1560.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tree of life” (61 reviews)
Luang Prabang, Laos
Write a Review
Reviews (1,719)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 983 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My attention for this temple as it’s very ancient temple and personally I love the decoration by the glasses. Very touching when you come inside. Very good for atmosphere and taking a photograph. Wish could have time more.

Thank napasornbee
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not the largest, nor the prettiest temple compared to those in Bagan, Siem Reap, Bangkok etc but is of decent size. Quite atmospheric and gave good decent carvings of daily life and religious portrayals of Buddhism at the walks. Entrance fee is 20000kip and do...More

Thank mel7155
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful spot for the Temple and Mosulium. A quite place to walk around and contemplat. The buildings architecture is beautiful and colorful. I feel it's worth the time to check it out.

Thank Perry H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Different from the temples in Cambodia, this was intact and very beautiful. Lovely to walk around in such peaceful surroundings.

Thank Both-like-travelling
Reviewed 1 week ago

Glad that our travel dates happens to be during the annual Festival of Lights. Each village makes & decorates a boat which are then paraded down the main street to Wat Xieng Thong. At the temple, they’ll be blessed as part of a special Buddhist...More

Thank Christina C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s highly recommended. You can walk around and take in the past. This region is full history. It’s one of the most important temples in the area. I do like to see very old Buddhist temples. If you are the same. Check it out.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highlight in Luang prabang. Nice temple with murals of cut glass depicting various scenes of local history. Located just on the banks of the Mekong river. Nice overview of the river. Story of the tree of life in cut glass on the back of the...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beautiful mosaics tell many stories. this temple is some what is Asia due to the beautiful mosaique that composed the structure of the temple. We spent hours wandering in this tranquil place.

Thank Jame B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time I visit Luang Prabang I enjoy visiting this temple and each time I am so happy to see the extent of the beautiful art work within. Please dress accordingly modest and respect the Buddhist guide lines. There is an entrance fee of 20,000...More

1  Thank Brigit B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a museum but rather a working monastery. As such do not expect labels explaining the various buildings etc. The various buildings are contained in a relatively small area next to the Mekong. This provides a feeling of intimacy for the monks and...More

Thank SueKot
Nearby Restaurants
Saffron Coffee
288 reviews
.53 km away
3 Nagas Restaurant
748 reviews
.39 km away
2,837 reviews
.36 km away
Le Cafe Ban Vat Sene
627 reviews
.50 km away
Nearby Attractions
Alms Giving Ceremony
3,266 reviews
.57 km away
Bamboo Bridge
654 reviews
.67 km away
Wat Sensoukaram
153 reviews
.27 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
5 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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.