Southeast Asia Tour 2015
Luang Prabang | Laos
10 Dec 2015 | Thu
Day 22 of 46
Wat Xieng Thong Temple Luang Prabang
The Wat Xieng Thong Temple is a beautiful example of traditional Lao architecture, located in the heart of Luang Prabang. It is one of the oldest and most important temples in Laos, with a long history that dates back to the 16th century. This ancient temple was built as an expression of reverence for King Setthathirat’s reign, who established his capital at this location. The temple was also thought to be a royal residence during this time period.
Wat Xieng Thong Temple has stood as a symbol of Buddhism in Luang Prabang over the centuries and is still revered by locals today. Visitors can explore its intricate design and ornately painted walls while admiring its beauty from inside or outside the grounds. The main chapel features paintings depicting Buddhist mythology, while statues and sculptures are found throughout the complex.