Wat Xieng Thong : Luang Prabang, Laos

Renowned for its colourful ornate glass mosaics, guilded teakwood panels and low sweeping tiered roof lines, Wat Xieng Thong is the temple highlight of Luang Prabang.

Its name means Monastery of the Golden City. Located in a tranquil garden setting on the riverbank where the Nam Khan flows into the Mekong River, Wat Xieng Thong is one of the most elegant and best-preserved examples of 16th century temple architecture in Luang Prabang.

There are over twenty structures on the grounds including shrines, pavilions and residences among gardens of various flowers, ornamental shrubs and trees.

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Wat Xieng Thong

Article Title: Wat Xieng Thong : Luang Prabang, Laos

Short Description: Wat Xieng Thong is a Buddhist temple (wat) on the northern tip of the peninsula of Luang Phrabang, Laos. 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. There are over 20 structures on the grounds including a sim, shrines, pavilions and residences, in addition to its gardens of flowers, ornamental shrubs, and trees.

Author: Ruang-Ampon Buniad

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Wat Xieng Thong : Luang Prabang, Laos was last modified on August 14, 2018 by Asia Travel Gate

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