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Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang

Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang, Laos

In November 2002, my partner and I spent 6 days in lovely Luang Prabang, Laos. Aside from the laid back atmosphere, the excellent weather and the great food, we most enjoyed visiting a number of the Wats in and around Luang Prabang. I am creating slide shows of each Wat. The first, shown in this post after you click “continue reading” below, is Wat Xieng Thong, where I took the most pictures.

I recommend the book Ancient Luang Prabang for further reference and study. I’m very grateful this book exists because I have not been the best note-taker during my travels!

Photos include the main congregational hall or the “sim,” the very colorful Chapelle Rouge, architectural ornamentation details, doors and pictures of the grounds.