Xiangtong Temple Vat Xieng Thong is located in the northeastern part of the ancient city of Luang Prabang. It is built by the river. It happens to be on the peninsula where the Mekong River Mae Nam Khong meets the Nankan River Nam Khan. It is not on a foreigner street, but on a side road. Thanks to the guidance of several monks along the way, we found Xiangtong Temple near the Mekong River. It is the most beautiful, magnificent and famous temple in Luang Prabang. It was built by King Setthathirat in 1560 and was a private property of the royal family until 1975. The three-storey roof of the main hall is almost sweeping to the ground. The facade walls and beams and columns are all gold ornaments with black bottom. They are very exquisite and vividly reflect the classic architectural style of Luang Prabang Temple. The facade walls and beams and columns of the main temple are all gold ornaments with black bottom, which are exquisite and beautiful. The legendary King Chanthaphanit is depicted. In the hall there is a great Buddha of Sakyamuni and a series of small Buddha statues. Typical Southeast Asian style. The famous Tree of Life is inlaid on the back wall with various gems and stained glass. It is said that at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, the appearance of the Laos Pavilion was in proportion to that of the Xiangtong Temple, and the tree of life was replicated as it was. Unfortunately, there were so many people at that time that they had no idea to visit it at all. The tree of life was very colorful and rich in content. In addition to trees, it also depicts people, fairies, peacocks, owls, tigers, deer, cattle, turtles and many other birds and animals. It is said that this tree records the story of Buddha Sakya's past life, but interprets the story of Buddhist Sutra between the branches and leaves of a tree, which is naturally extremely mysterious. According to this, only those with high Buddhist attainments can get the meaning of it. Behind the hall, facing the tree of life, is a small Tibetan Jingge called Sanzang Jingge. Later, it was built in 1828 and has a history of nearly 200 years. Mosaic murals depicting the heroic deeds of Siaw Sswst, a famous Laotian figure, and some scenes of life are also very beautiful on the outer wall. To the east of the hall is a Buddha-reclining hall with a rare Buddha-reclining Buddha in it. This unique Laotian Buddhist statue dates back to the beginning of the construction of Xiangtong Temple. The proportion is balanced, the sculptor is exquisite, and the gown decoration is lively and delicate. Unlike the general recumbent Buddha's right hand supporting head position, this recumbent Buddha has a beautiful and peaceful posture, which is rare. There is also a funeral hall in the monastery, which is 12 meters high, decorated with a golden tap hearse and the Royal ashes gold vase. The panels on the facade are carved with scenes from the epic "Ramayana".
Xiangtong Temple is the most famous, beautiful and magnificent temple in Luang Prabang. The main hall represents the classical architectural style of Luang Prabang temple, and the walls thereafter are inlaid with spectacular patterns of the tree of life. The temple was built in 1560 by King Cetatira and was protected by the royal family until 1975. It was destroyed in 1887 and repaired in 1928 with the intervention of King Feng of West Sawang. The monastery has a funeral hall with a hearse decorated with a golden tap and a Gold Vase of the Royal ashes.
Xiangtong Monastery is the most magnificent monastery in Luang Prabang. It was built by King Setthathirat in 1560. Until 1975, it was the private property of the Royal family. It was the place where the king ascended the throne and the wedding ceremony of the royal family members were held. It was also the place where the king's spiritual tower was laid. Xiangtong Temple is also located near the Mekong River. The main hall represents the classic architectural style of Luang Prabang temple, and the walls thereafter are inlaid with spectacular patterns of the tree of life.
Xiangtong Temple, one of the most magnificent monasteries in Luang Prabang, was built in 1560. Until 1975, it was a private property of the Royal family. Like the Royal palace, Xiangtong Temple was situated on the Mekong River and represented the classic architectural style of Luang Prabang Temple. The walls thereafter were inlaid with a very famous and spectacular pattern of the Tree of Life. The facade walls and beams and pillars of the temple, with black gold ornaments, are exquisite and beautiful. There are many fine temples and many Buddhist pagodas in the temple. The area of Xiangtong Temple is not very large, but the main halls, temples, pagodas and pagodas are arranged in an orderly way, which reflects the dignity of the royal family and the sacredness of Buddhism everywhere. As a world cultural heritage, there are many temples in Luang Prabang, but only Xiangtong Temple is the most important one. See the World by Margin
Xiangtong Temple is one of the most magnificent monasteries in Luang Prabang. Built in 1560, the lintels inside the temple are engraved with elaborate patterns, forming a distinctive and publicized contrast with the black temple walls. The outer temple or pillars are engraved with gold patterns, and the auditorium has a hearse decorated with gold faucets.
This is the most beautiful monastery in Luang Prabang. Unfortunately, it is not a Buddhist. It can't understand the meaning of exquisite pictures. It can only be used as a tourist to see the exquisite appearance. The blue sky here is attractive, and the Xiangtong Temple under the blue sky is extremely beautiful.
Xiangtong Temple, the only temple I visited, because the time was a little rush to go, other temples did not go, including the Royal Palace also failed to go. It's a pity. The ticket to Xiangtong Temple is 20,000 Kip (about 16 yuan for the people). You can't wear short clothes and shorts inside. If you wear very short doors, someone will let you rent their long skirt to cover your legs (PS - "long skirt is extra charged). This is a kind of courtesy, so you should go as the Romans do. Xiangtong Temple is the most famous and beautiful temple in Luang Prabang, which condenses the ancient architectural style of Luang Prabang temple. The temple was built in 1560 by King Cetatira and was protected by the royal family until 1975. It was destroyed in 1887 and repaired in 1928 with the intervention of King Feng of West Sawang. Inside the monastery, eight large pillars were engraved with gold patterns, which directed people's eyes to the shining statues of Buddha behind and the roof covered by light wheel. Some parts of the temple can't be photographed, but there are always people unconsciously. In fact, many people who can't take pictures have warning signs. Although Laos is a poor country, they also have their own culture. My male ticket is Laos. He told me that no matter how poor Laos is, it will make a good temple. Xiangtong Temple is recommended as the place where the former Tu Emperor lived.
Xiangtong Temple is one of the most magnificent monasteries in Luang Prabang. It was built by King Setthathirat in 1560 and was a private property of the royal family until 1975. Like the palace, Xiangtong Temple is located near the Mekong River. This is a toll-free attraction, and the service staff are free after work.
One of the most magnificent monasteries in Luang Prabang. Until 1975 it was a private property of the Royal family. The hall represents the classic architectural style of the Luang Prabang temple, and the walls thereafter are inlaid with spectacular patterns of the tree of life.