Wat Xieng Mouane, Luang Prabang

#4 of 25 in Historic Sites in Luang Prabang
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Wat Xieng Mouane affords visitors a look at an intricately decorated and visually impressive Buddhist temple, its unusual design adorned with paintings reflecting Buddha's life. The monastery dates back to 1879 and runs a UNESCO-funded training program for young monks, teaching woodcarving, painting, and Buddha-casting to help maintain the region's temples. Look out for the structure's notable pillars supporting the front porch area, and be sure to check out the showroom at the site, which displays and sells craft works by the local monks Using our online itinerary creator, Luang Prabang attractions like Wat Xieng Mouane can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This Wat is just beautiful. It has the most fabulous intricate mosaic work all backed with laquer red. It's really startlingly striking and well worth prioritizing on your Luang Prabang to-do list...  more »
  • One of the must see temples for all visitors to see. I particularly liked the artwork on the exterior.  more »
  • Beautiful Buddhist temple in the heart of Luang Prabang old town.
  • Peaceful temple on small street. Some beautiful buildings and art
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