Luang Prabang - explore the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong Temple
The Buddhist temple at Wat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang has been a centre for worship for over 450 years. It has been interwoven into the lives of the Laotian royal family, for much of this, and many royal members are buried at the temple. In addition to the beautiful and colourful architecture and statues, there is also a very rare reclining Buddha dating back to 1560. Look for the Tripitaka Library and the Drum Tower, that were added to the site in 1880 and 1961.