Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Templed Out Luang Prabang, Laos


Just three weeks ago we were so templed out in Bagan, Myanmar but even though we thought that we’ve seen enough, we squeezed in some temple visits on our Luang Prabang’s messed up itinerary which turned out pretty well.

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Monk string puppet
During the course of our four-day stay in Luang Prabang, we got to visit few temples that dotted the whole town. After our exhausting Bagan, Myanmar trip that lasted for almost a week, me and my buddy just wanted a relaxed temple exploration. We chose what we wanted to visit and not (check here for discounted tours, transportation and activities in Luang Prabang).

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Having the perfect location, our home in Luang Prabang (Le Vang Bua Villa), provided a good base camp. It was a 15-minute walk from the heritage city so we got to stay away from the touristy side of the town. The town is home to many ancient Buddhist temples some of which are elaborately adorned and some are modest and others have monasteries inside the complex. Here’s a rundown of the said visit;


Vat Visoun Narath (Wat Wisunarat)
Wisunarat Road, Luang Prabang
Open Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Entrance Fee: Free

Luang Prabang Laos Temples Laos Blog

Luang Prabang Laos Temples Laos Blog

Luang Prabang Laos Temples Laos Blog


Wat Aham Outama Thany (Wat Aham)
Kingkitsarath Road, Luang Prabang
Open Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Entrance Fee: Free

Luang Prabang Laos Temples Laos Blog

Luang Prabang Laos Temples Laos Blog

Luang Prabang Laos Temples Laos Blog


Wat Phonxay Sanasongkham
Inthasome Road, Luang Prabang
Open Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Entrance Fee: Free

Luang Prabang Laos Temples Laos Blog

Luang Prabang Laos Temples Laos Blog

Luang Prabang Laos Temples Laos Blog


Vat Mounena Somphouaram
Ban Meuangna, Luang Prabang (near the old bridge)
Open Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Entrance Fee: Free

Luang Prabang Laos Temples Laos Blog

Luang Prabang Laos Temples Laos Blog

Luang Prabang Laos Temples Laos Blog


Wat Sensoukharam
Sakkarine Road, Luang Prabang
Open Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Entrance Fee: Free

Luang Prabang Laos Temples Laos Blog

Luang Prabang Laos Temples Laos Blog

Luang Prabang Laos Temples Laos Blog


Wat Xieng Thong
Khem Khong, Luang Prabang
Open Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Entrance Fee: 20,000 Kip

Luang Prabang Laos Temples Laos Blog

Luang Prabang Laos Temples Laos Blog

Luang Prabang Laos Temples Laos Blog

Luang Prabang Laos Temples Laos Blog

We've been templed out many times during our two-month backpacking trip around Southeast Asia but this time we enjoyed the exploration by foot and with the use of free bikes courtesy of our hotel. Me thinking that with all the temples we've visited so far, only a few will leave an imprint.







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