Wat Xieng Thong is a Buddhist temple on the northern tip of the peninsula of Luang Phrabang, Laos. Built between 1559 to 1560 by King Setthathirath, Wat Xieng Thong is one of the most important of Lao monasteries and remains a significant monument to the spirit of religion, royalty and traditional art. On one side of the sim, there are small halls and stupas that contain Buddha images of the period. There is a reclining Buddha sanctuary, which contains an especially rare reclining Buddha that dates back to the construction of the temple. In 1931, the image was taken to France and displayed at the Paris Exhibition. It was kept in Vientiane until 1964, when it was returned to Luang Phrabang. In the near compound's eastern gate stands the royal funerary carriage house, where it houses the funeral carriage, which stands 12 metres high and there are various urns for the members of the royal family.
Address - Khem Khong, Luang Prabang, Laos
Highlights - One of the largest temples in Luang Prabang, Long history, UNESCO World Heritage
Rating - 5/5
One of the place that you should visit when you are in Luang Prabang. It’s located near the town and beside the Mekong river!
A little warning for ladies is that no shorts are allowed and they may request you to pay and rent their skirt!
Also, after the visit beside the staircase facing the Mekong river is a Coconut store, you can grab your drinks and sit down near the Mekong river and chill! 😎
Visit Luang Prabang and explore the most amazing #waterfalls you'll see in your life! The town is so quiet and comfortable that you don't want to leave. To go out at night, UTOPIA is the place where everyone joins and meet eachother. Great atmosphere, cheap drinks and good music. bowling is the after hours activity! so much fun!
João Miguel Silva
Luang Prabang is a city located in the northern part of Laos. It is very relaxing city where all the people mostly just relax and enjoy their life. There are so many things to see in this small yet beautiful traditional city, such as Kuang Si Waterfall, caves, traditional temples in the city center, and also the mekong river runs through this city. If you have the chance, go for a mekong sunset cruise to see the beautiful sunset on a nice cruise and enjoy some music and drinks. #HalloTrip