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.
Wat Xieng Thong
Address: Khem Khong, Luang Prabang, Laos