We visited the temple late in the afternoon and at 5 pm the monks played music and called to pray. It was really a big treat!
About Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong)
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Wat Xieng Thong is the most iconic site in Luang Prabang and by itself deserves the world heritage award. Quite a tranquil and beautiful place, with extraordinary golden carvings in the walls of the funerary chapel. The stupas, the auxiliary temples and the general architecture...More
Well worth the visit. At 4pm, the drums and gongs are rung by the monks throughout the town and it is an interesting time to visit the Wat.
This temple is very unique,beautiful architecture in and outside.We really love the wall painting & carving, mosaics and tranquil ground.Must go early morning or in the evening are best to get photos without people.
It's worth visiting Wat Xieng Thong as it was more beautiful than the other temples in town with different architecture and exterior designs. There were several units with big Buddha statue inside. It was within 20 - 30 mins. walking distance from our Hotel (and...More
I like the temple. There are several interesting arts. New section is being built for the very long boat. The art is quite similar to temple in Thailand (same influence of couse) but has its own unique style. My mistake on wearing short to temple...More
This is a really interesting temple with lots of amazing things to see. The gardens were very pretty and extremely well kept. Not to mention the statues and buildings.
This temple was unique in its architecture relative to others we saw in our travels but I think it is the Loatian aspect of the build and it is right on the Mekong