Luang Prabang Wat Xieng Thong

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Wat Xieng Thong temple located in the Old Quarter in Luang Prabang. The temple was built in the sixteenth century and was completed in 1560. The golden facades, colorful murals, glass mosaics and unique three-layered roof make Xieng Thong one of the most interesting temples in Laos.

 

Wat Xieng Thon g temple in Luang Prabang

(Wat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang)

 

This temple was used to organize the highest Royal Ceremonies and houses the bones of King Sisavangvong. The ornate carved and gilded funeral vehicle of the former King is kept in one of the buildings in the temple grounds. It is one of the must see temples in the city.

 


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