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Wat Sok Pa Luang

Thanon Sok Pa Luang, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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Meditation session

Really enjoyed the Vipassana meditation sessions offered by the Monks. Well worth trying. It's... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
Sally E
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
via mobile
Pretty special Saturday afternoon activity in Vientiane

Even if only vaguely into meditation this is worth the excursion. The English conversation starting... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2015
Lorna S
,
Mackay, Australia
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
1 Feb 2017
“Meditation session ”
17 Nov 2015
“Pretty special Saturday afternoon activity in Vientiane”
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Thanon Sok Pa Luang, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the Vipassana meditation sessions offered by the Monks. Well worth trying. It's lovely to spend time chatting with them as they practise their English too.

Thank Sally E
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Even if only vaguely into meditation this is worth the excursion. The English conversation starting at 3 is also recommended, we chatted with some lovely young students. They are very keen to spread the word on the conversation. Not sign posted so as you walk...More

1  Thank Lorna S
Reviewed 1 November 2015

We arrived just in time to join the monks for conversation. We sat around in small groups of two or three and chatted with the monks. They really want to learn English so this is the main reason for this time before meditation. The monks...More

Thank crawfords37
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Attended the Saturday meditation which consisted of 20 min seated mediation 20 min walking mediation and another 20 min seated mediation. The meditation is from 4 - 5pm but they have open Q&A with the monks from 3pm if you want to get there early...More

Thank LondonValleyGrl
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

I had the hardest time finding the place, but got a great workout from all the I had to do. Lesson learned, show locals the name of the place from the guide book otherwise they think you want the bcyclingig wat automatically. I went specifically...More

1  Thank Adam B
Reviewed 19 December 2014

As I read, heard and saw, the massage and sauna place that I first visited in 2007, burnt down. What a pity, because it was so special. The rest of the (forest) temple is unchanged. Nice place to get away from all the tourist bustle...More

1  Thank jobst56
Reviewed 22 December 2013

I rode my bicycle there and found a pretty desolate template with no sign of people. Only if I read other folks' comment beforehand, I could have use that time to do something else.

Thank Allen L
Reviewed 16 September 2013

It burns on June 2013 and it doesn't work from july. So it's better you ask at your hotel if they know some typical herbal sauna.

2  Thank Rafa P
Reviewed 29 June 2013

I went to Wat Sok Pa Luang today to go to the sauna and get a massage and I found out that the building where they used to do massages burned down in a fire! They said it burned down a couple weeks ago (the...More

5  Thank Cait G
Reviewed 16 March 2013 via mobile

I found this place a little bit of a disappointment maybe because we were not there for the sauna or massage. We just wanted to see this temple. It is quite different from the rest of the temples because of its leafy jungle like compounds...More

2  Thank TheTravellingStomach
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