Best known amongst Luang Prabang’s many ornate temples, Wat Xieng Thong is also one of Laos’ most historic. Built in the 1560s in the classical Laos style, wandering amongst the temples, pavilions, shrines and ornamental gardens offers one of Luang Prabang’s most tranquil experiences. Admire the low, gracefully flowing roofs sat atop of walls covered generously in glass mosaics and gold stencilling that glitter prettily in the sunshine and visit the Sanctuary of the Reclining Buddha, home to a statue of a reclining Buddha that dates from the construction of the temple, whilst the intricate ‘tree of life’ mosaic is simply beautiful.
Time difference:GMT +7 Hours
Visa Required: Yes
Tel Code: +856
Official Language: Lao
Main Religion: Theravada Buddhism
Airlines: Vietnam Airlines , Thai Airways
12 day planned holiday: Laos has remained the most pristine and culturally-intact country in Indochina. Experience the old-fashioned charm of the city, explore untouched landscapes and meet the incredibly friendly people, who have faced adversity and come out smiling.