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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Very interesting combination of French and Lao styles. The main temples six beautiful tree of life. There are many window paintings describing different life aspects of the prince Siddhartha. There is also very interesting zoomorphic phantasmagoria. No tourists. I liked it. It is located at the peninsula in front of wat Sene. Easy to walk around.

Thank TravelerTrecker
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

The architecture looks more french than the typical buddhist though it has a good pagoda type structure. It is located on the other side of town and not facing the mekong.

Thank ameyajoshi
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

Also known as wat souvanna khiri which located next to beautiful French style architecture which now houses museum gallery. The Wat is very peaceful and serene.

1  Thank Ragu88
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

it is located at the end of sakkline street. it looks like a colonial house with many windows. inside the compound you will find a few pagaodas. alot trees and plants. you will find monks praying and meditating.

Thank jeff1955malaysia
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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 .

Thank Teresa H
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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,

Thank Oldjack
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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.

1  Thank totani
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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.

Thank Jeffrey B
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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.

Thank nellielim
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Reviewed 3 February 2016

This may not be for everybody, but if you are interested in the history of photography, or in Buddhist spiritual practice, I rate this one of the most interesting sights in Luang Prabang. The archive here contains photographs going back to the early 20c - some very precious historical documents particularly given the country's traumatic modern history - as well as modern photographs of forest meditation retreats and monastic ceremonies. I was particularly interested to see good coverage of women's spirituality, often overlooked. Not always open, but do try to get to see the exhibit. If you are lucky, and I was, you will find a young curator who was a novice at the time some of the photos were taken and can tell you about Hans Berger's work and the background to the photographs.

I don't usually buy books when I'm travelling. I did buy the books of photographs that are sold here, and reckon them a bargain even though they are not cheap.

Thank captainnedludd
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