Wat Xieng Thong


Located near the northern tip of the peninsula formed by the Mekong and the Nam Khan rivers, Wat Xieng Thong is Luang Prabang’s most magnificent temple. It was built in 1560 by King Setthathirath and was under royal patronage during the Kingdom of Laos. Wat Xieng Thong contains a rare reclining Buddha statue that dates from the construction of the temple. In 1931, the image was taken to Paris and displayed at the Paris Exhibition, only to return to Luang Phrabang more than 30 years later.

Find Out More Related Tours

Con Dao Islands

Con Dao Islands

Under French rule, the Con Dao Islands were known as the Devil’s ...

More Detail
Phonsavan

Phonsavan

Phonsavan actually means ‘Hills of Paradise’ in the Lao ...

More Detail
Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Known locally as JJ Market, Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok is the ...

More Detail
Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park

The third-largest national park in Thailand, Khao Yai National Park is ...

More Detail
Hang Son Doong Cave

Hang Son Doong Cave

One of the largest caves in the world, and certainly the largest in ...

More Detail
Wat Arun

Wat Arun

The name of this lavishly adorned temple roughly translates to mean ...

More Detail