Wat Xieng Thong in Laos

The city Of Luang Prabang Is Known For Outstanding Buddhist Temples

The city of Luang Prabang is known for outstanding Buddhist temples. Moreover, Wat Xieng Thong is one of the spectacular temples with great historical importance and great characteristics and styles.

Famous Wat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang, Laos

Famous Wat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang, Laos

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Temple of the Golden City

In the northern tip of Luang Prabang, Wat Xieng Thong, a famous temple of the golden city stands. The temple is also famous as Golden Tree Monastery i.e. the most impressive Wat in the town. In the Red Chapel displayed a black Buddha called as Sanctuary of the Reclining Buddha. It is unique and beautifully decorated with mosaics. In the year 1931, the black Buddha became included in the showcase held in Paris and it was considered exceptional. The temple is of Lane Xang Arts style that opened the year 1956 has its location near where the Mekong River joins Nam Khan River.

The Wat Xieng Thong

The Wat Xieng Thong is famous as a significant gathering place for national festivals and festive celebrations. It remains to have its original theme and just an added gold leaf gilding and lacquering to the walls and its entrance. It opens every day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Upon these hours the visitors can see the spiritual aura, and its subtle emanation of living beings. The temple is not a relic or a museum, it is very holy and a working institution. It is a home for monks and novices who continue to expand their knowledge about Buddhism, ancient Buddhist, and monastic rules.

Wat Xieng Thong, the multi-layered roof temple in Laos

Wat Xieng Thong, the multi-layered roof temple in Laos

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Royal Temple

Moreover, aside from the fact the architecture of Wat Xieng Thong is beyond amazing, the royal temple represents two things. First, a tree means ‘tree of life’ which is about the legends of the two hermits who decided to create a sanctuary. On the other hand, the second is a gold montage that comes from the story at the setting inside of it where there are dharma wheels depicting in gold and showing on the ceiling. Looking out for the big sloping curved roof and a picturesque mosaic of β€˜tree of life’ inside and a giant funeral chariot of the former Lao king, King Sisavang Vong is an excellent way to Spend a day in Luang Prabang.

10 Most Famous Temples of Laos

Wat Xieng Thong belonged to the 10 Most Famous Temples of Laos. According to the reviews of the travelers and tourists, the temple is simple and beautiful and it is very peaceful, the center of spirit for the people in Laos. It is a great place for religious activities. There are also additional highlights i.e. the drum tower, the Tripitaka library, and the central sim. Nobody will even miss the exhibits because of its remarkable funeral carriage containing the royal urns with ashes close to the serpent king statue or Naga deity that guards the people. In short, these mythical figures and the Nagas complete the elaboration of exquisite Wat Xieng Thong decorations.

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