"Lots of Wats" Luang Prabang Things to Do Tip by tigertribal

Luang Prabang Things to Do: 461 reviews and 1,015 photos

There are over 30 Wats in Luang Prabang so try not to get "Watted out".

The must see is Wat Xieng Thong located at the tip of peninsula between the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers. It is very beautiful. The glass mosaics on the external walls tell folk tales & Buddhist history. Dont miss the "tree of life" on the back of the main temple. The building on the right contains the funeral chariot of King Sisavang Vong with its 7 headed naga. There are also some nice ancient marionettes. Admission 10,000Kip each (July 2010).

Other highlights for me were Wat Mai, Wat Wisunalat and Wat Aham.

Just wander up, down and around the streets of LP and you will trip over Wats.

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  • Updated Oct 1, 2010
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