Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Town of Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is well known for its numerous Buddhist temples and monasteries. 

Wat Xieng Thong
This postcard was sent from Malaysia by SL

Wat Xieng Thong ("Temple of the Golden City") is a Buddhist temple (wat) on the northern tip of the peninsula of Luang PhrabangLaos. Wat Xieng Thong is one of the most important of Lao monasteries and remains a significant monument to the spirit of religion, royalty and traditional art. There are over 20 structures on the grounds including a sim, shrines, pavilions and residences, in addition to its gardens of flowers, ornamental shrubs, and trees.
Wat Xieng Thong was built 1559-1560 by the Lao King Setthathirath near where the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers join. Until 1975 the wat was a royal temple under the patronage of the royal family and the Lao kings were crowned in the wat. - in: wikipedia

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