Wat Xieng Thong

ວັດຊຽງທອງ

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Wat Xieng Thong (Temple of the Golden City) is Luang Prabang’s foremost Buddhist place of worship. It was richly decorated to fit the coronations and annual festivals that it would host. Admire the elaborate details that adorn the Wat, from the intricately carved scenes of Buddha’s life on the wooden doors to the “Tree of Life” mosaic on the rear wall! The tree depicts an early legend of how the temple came to be; two hermits decided to establish the monastery next to a flaming tree where Luang Prabang’s two rivers meet. According to temple etiquette, take off your shoes upon entering any of the temple buildings. Wear modest clothing that covers your upper arms and legs. Traditional sarongs are available for rent here, as well!


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Open today: 08:00-17:00

Khem Khong, Luang Prabang, Laos

+856 71 212 487
Cash only, Indoors

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