Wat Xieng Thong

Wat Xieng Thong

important Buddhist monastery where the Lao King gets crowned

Location: 

Khem Khong, Luang Prabang, Laos

Duration: 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Personal highlights

  1. Wat Xieng Thong: one of the most important monasteries in Laosinfo-icon
  2. Royal temple: under the patronage of the royal family until 1975
  3. History: built in 1560 by the Lao King Setthathirath for crowning
  4. Location: where the Mekong River and the Nam Khan river joins
  5. Decoration: so much shining gold and lovely handcrafts

Image sources

  1. Golden carved stupa
  2. Colorful mosaic
  3. Gilded religious figures
  4. Entrance to a small temple
  5. Square at the monastery

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