Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang
Wat Xieng Thong is the jewels of traditional architecture " Lan Chang Kingdom " added to UNESCO's World Heritage
Sites in 1995, the city's oldest place where between the bank of Mekong and Khan River meet into it. The Legend
has been said that the first king was the first founder of Wat Xieng Thong. The union of the Nam Khan with the
Mekong River is also said to be the home of two nagas ( water spirits in the form of large snakes ) the rulers of
the river. The alter of nagas existed at the site until at present.
The principle Buddha image in a temple called by Laotian " Ong Luang " and inside sanctuary in a Buddhist monastery
exquisite gold image of Buddha, the carved and gilded building for example the houses the cremation vehicles and urns
of the recent Lao monarchs. The carvings show scenes from the Ramayana very exquisitely and beautifully and on the left
hand side in the temple there is a image explain about the Buddha and another side detail all scene of village life,
showing temples, houses, and boats image appear on the wall and the sim is extensive roofs are the art contemporary of
the Luang Prabang
style of architecture. The front gable ends are richly decorated with intricate gold designs on red
ocher background. All detail the most important temple in Laos built by spiritual Buddhists a place worthy of being
worshiped wonderful Luang Prabang
, one of the most beautiful temples in Asia.
Until 1975, when the communist party gained control over Laos, Wat Xieng Thong was a royal temple, supported by the royal
family. It was the place where the former kings of Laos were crowned and granted their power. The sites of conventional in
which Buddhist, Pre-Buddhist, and royal traditions met.
A lot of people all the whole world came Wat Xing Thong feeling impression. This is the center of Luang Prabang
. The cost
to visit inside 20,000 kip or 80 THB open diary 06.00 a.m.- 5.30 p.m.