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“Peaceful”
Review of Wat Khili

Wat Khili
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Worth stopping to see this Temple.It was peaceful away from the busy town centre with some seats to appreciate the setting. There is a rose garden( needs a little attention)with an interesting history .

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Reviewed 16 December 2016

It is located down the end of Sakkarine Road near the Nam Khan River and opposite the more populat temples and tends to get lost but it has a most impressive large building and ssssome smaller ones in a smaller square than most. Worth a visit,

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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

For those familiar with Vipassana Meditation and interested in understanding the practice in Luang Prabang, the story is told here at the Buddhist Archives at Wat Khili. In the 1960s, after studying the meditation in Burma and Thailand, Pha Xaisamut Chotiko was determined to teach Vipassana in Luang Prabang and built Wat Pa Phon Phao (you can see the golden temple to the Southeast from Mount Phousi). For about 30 years, there was a small group of Vipassana practitioners but in 1992, with the death of Pha Xaisamut Chotiko, the practice died with him. A few years later, Luang Prabang was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and tourism and the local economy flourished. Although a growing economy is generally a good thing, not everything about it is good. There have been a many challenges along the way, a major one being how to skillfully balance this new economy with the Dhamma. In 2004, with support from the local community, senior monks organized a Vipassana retreat for 400 novice monks and about 550 novice monks the second year. 12 years later, the annual Vipassana retreat continues and at Wat Khili, you can hear how the story has evolved and where it is headed, just talk with the exhibit manager, his picture as a novice monk at the 2004 retreat is hanging on the wall. It is said, "no congregation of monks can survive where there are no laypeople to sustain them." To understand this is the beginning to understanding Luang Prabang.

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Reviewed 13 April 2016

This temple may be outshone by the nearby Wat Xieng Thong, but it is no less beautiful. It's very peaceful and quiet throughout the day, with almost few visitors. You can see monks going about their daily lives and doing their chores early in the morning. There's a small shrine behind the temple beautifully decorated with colorful mosaic glasses, similar with the one at Wat Xieng Thong but smaller in size. Free entry.

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Reviewed 21 March 2016

Located opposite Wat Xieng Thong, this wat was built by Chao Kham Sattha in a style similar to temples found in the mountains close to the plain of jars where he came from. There is a colourful tree of life mosaic on the front of the temple which is painted red with gold columns. The colonial style monks quarters attached to the temple is painted white.

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