Laos is a land full of rich history and culture to explore and the Wat Xieng Thong is one of the oldest monuments here. Let’s have a look at what to expect when you visit this attraction.
This temple design takes inspiration from the 16th century. The walls are adorned with baroque mosaics and wall carvings. There is also a 12-metre tall funeral carriage and rare Buddhist deities.
What happens here
In the past, the temple was a place for the coronations of kings. Today, this is a place where significant festivals are celebrated.
The condition of the temple
Although built back in the 16th century, the temple still retains its original form with just a few repairs done on the roof, the lacquering and gold gilding.
What to see
Inside the temple is a magnificent black statue of The Reclining Buddha which existed from the times of King Setthathirat. There is also a Tripitaka library within the premises. If you are staying at Avani+ Luang Prabang or any other hotel in Luang Prabang, this is a must-visit.