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Address: E of Old Town, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos

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Nice wee cycle to the temple

We hired bikes for a couple of days in Luang Prabang & cycled here one morning. It was hazy but nice views around town, however the temple wasn't open. Opening hours 8-10am... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

We hired bikes for a couple of days in Luang Prabang & cycled here one morning. It was hazy but nice views around town, however the temple wasn't open. Opening hours 8-10am & 13.30-16.30. Still it was an impressive looking temple.

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Draper, Utah
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

This temple is a bit tricky to find, but well worth your time to locate and visit. I have been here with each of my three visits to Luang Prabang spanning over 20 years. The only draw back to the temple is it seems to have different visiting hours than typical temples. I wish I had a picture of the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We had plenty of time to spare so hired a tuk tuk to take us up on the hill. Views were okay but nothing startling. Website and signs said it should have been open, but like a few other people wandering around the perimeter unfortunately this was not the case. The owners of the guesthouse where we were staying were... More 

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Starogard, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This place is really good as a view point! I was there in sunset time. It looks great! Its calm and nice place. There is no many people out there.

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Thank Wiktoria G
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 833 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Located about 4 km from Luang Prabang, upstream from the Nam Khan River, Wat Pa Phon Phau sits on top of a small hill and is looked after by female monks. The octagonal architecture of its exterior of this temple differs from the other wats. The interior has stunning paintings representing traditional Buddhist scenes. A visit here can be culminated... More 

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Old Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

This is one of those visits that you can do if you have the time. If you have 3 or 4 days overall then your priorities are elsewhere. I wouldn't recommend getting there on foot. You need a motorbike or at least a bicycle. The view from the hill top is panoramic to the city and a good idea is... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015

to be visited in a city visit as all temple are different in their "atmosphere" they have nice decors and treasures

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Thank Calypso555
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

Wat Pa Phon Phai was the end point of our city biking. It's only 3km from the central market, but maybe less tourists don't know about. Our tour guide suggested it offers a great city view, and it was, but not great. The view from Phou Si hill is better. Here we couldn't see mighty Mekong. The biking was a... More 

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Chennai, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 607 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2015

This is in a calm hilltop just outside the town. The Wat is a modern temple in an isolated place. One can get a hill top view of Luang Prabang from behind the temple. Not a must see at all, unless you have religious reasons.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 January 2015

This is the first 'modern' Wat I've seen (built in 1987 I believe) and it is quite startling. Definitely worth a visit though but I had hoped to hear drumming at 4 p.m. and there was none - maybe because it was a Saturday. Robert T of Llanidloes said all that is necessary.

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