Top 9 Architectural Buildings in Laos, Laos

May 21, 2022 Brandee Mangan

Coordinates: 18°N 105°E / 18°N 105°E / 18; 105
Restaurants in Laos

1. Wat Xiengthong

Khem Khong Old Quarter, Luang Prabang 0600 Laos +856 71 212 487 https://tourismluangprabang.org/things-to-do/buddhism/wat-xiengthong-2/
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2,268 reviews

Wat Xiengthong

Laos' most enchanting temple was built in 1560.

Reviewed By LuizDutraNeto - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In the ancient city of Xien Thong (literally, "The Golden City"), almost at the junction of rivers Mekong and Nam Kham, King Setthathirath ordered, in 1559, the construction of a temple. It was named "Wat Xien Thong", the "Temple of the Golden City". King Setthathirath probably never imagined this would become the city's most beautiful temple, and even maybe of the whole Laos - the "Land of a Million Elephants". Later on, the city of Xien Thong was renamed to Luang Prabang, meaning "The Place of Buddha" and "Wat Xien Thong" became the royal temple, where kings were crowned and holy relics were kept. The temple was built according to the early Lao architecture features, normally referred to as "Luang Prabang Classic Style", with roofs that sweep low to the ground. Just amazing! Visit the temple, its central shrine (the holy "Sim"), side chapels, pavillions, residences and gardens. And before leaving, near its East Gate, do not dare to miss "The Royal Funerary Chapel", where the "Royal Funerary Carriage" and the "Royal Family Funerary Urns" are housed. Unmissable! Enjoy!

2. Wat Pa Phon Phao

E of Old Town, Luang Prabang 0600 Laos
Excellent
33%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 84 reviews

Wat Pa Phon Phao

3. Wat Chan

Fa Ngum Xieng Ngun, Vientiane 0100 Laos
Excellent
10%
Good
63%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 48 reviews

Wat Chan

4. Wat Muang Kang Temple

1 Unnamed Road, Champasak Town 1601 Laos http://southern-laos.com/Vat-Muang-Kang
Excellent
35%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 17 reviews

Wat Muang Kang Temple

Reviewed By davidbR9592WJ - Louisville, United States

The pagoda is blended with architecturral style and the only holy place to worship and rest a mind when I arrived this pagoda it was a serenity and with the sound of bird and the temple is stretched to the Mekong River in Champasak Lao. Good place to visit when in Champasak because this place will read you the story of temple perhaps in the 19th century.

5. Wat Mixay

Near Fountain Square, Vientiane 0100 Laos
Excellent
15%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
40%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 130 reviews

Wat Mixay

Reviewed By gonzo666777 - Nong Khai, Thailand

I lived just on the other side of the road in Soukchaleun Guest House and could sit on my balcony and watch the Big Tempel and school it is nice to wake up to the sound of children laughing and going to school the Guesthouse is cheap and clean very nice people

6. Wat Hua Xiang

Chao Fa Ngum road, Luang Prabang Laos
Excellent
6%
Good
59%
Satisfactory
35%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 17 reviews

Wat Hua Xiang

7. Wat Siphoutthabat Thippharam

King Kitsarath Road, Luang Prabang 0600 Laos
Excellent
6%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
41%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 17 reviews

Wat Siphoutthabat Thippharam

Reviewed By SeeMoreLiveMore - Singapore, Singapore

Along a smaller street off the main roads, this temple is absolutely stunning in its majesty and beauty. It is less visited, not big, and one of the two halls looks like it has not been renovated in a while (the other was being renovated while I was there). The contrast between the two halls makes this place absolutely gorgeous.

8. Wat Sibounheuang

Sakkaline Road, Luang Prabang 0600 Laos
Excellent
18%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
53%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 17 reviews

Wat Sibounheuang

Reviewed By Biker_sf

The monks' songs were magical. I visited the temple a few years ago, but I often remember the wonderful chants and prayers of the monks.

9. Lao National Cultural Hall

Nokeokoummane road, Vientiane 0100 Laos http://eccil.org/locations/cultural-hall-vientiane/
Excellent
0%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
11%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 18 reviews

Lao National Cultural Hall

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