Wat Long Khoun
Wat Long Khoun
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This seldom-visited temple was very important in royal days.
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Mathieu S
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
The road to get to the two Wats (Chomphet and Long Khoun) was so dirty that it removes all the pleasure and interest for visiting the temple. And by dirty I do not mean muddy (thats normal in the countryside) I mean that it was full of rubish. You are literally walking on plastic bags and bottles. The mekong is quite dirty also during the raining season.
Written 31 July 2018
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TravelerTrecker
Houston842 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Family
I am not sure why people describe this as a very nice temple. In reality is falling apart. It is in very poor condition. Different from most other temples in Luang Prabang, you have to pay a small fee. The people and the royal family do not care about it.
It is sad because of its historical value; the king used to meditate here for three days before being crowned at Wat Xieng Thong at the peninsula.

The temple is located at the west bank. You have to cross the Mekong river by ferry. then you have to walk trough a relatively narrow street in a poor area of town. It is safe. Almost nobody visits this site. It may take 30 minutes by walking to arrive to this temple. It has some frescoes that are poorly preserved. Honestly, I do not recommend visiting it unless you do not have anything else to do.
Written 14 January 2018
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Phouma P
Vientiane, Laos40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Family
So, if you want to take you meditation, it place is very nice and quiet to stay, not so far from Luangprabang city
Written 6 September 2017
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Ragu88
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia985 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
Within the Chompet District, very short peaceful Walk and you will reach this beautiful peaceful Temple with the beautiful view of Luang Prabang from the other side of the river.
No tourist at all, only the locals who took care of this temple and few monks resting.
Very calm and serene environment.
Written 15 June 2017
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2012sunilmumbai
Mumbai, India762 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
It was my last day in the city. I decided to take a car ferry for the crossing across the river and reached the opposite side at 5 PM. I had no idea what was in store for me. I met a tuk tuk
driver called Mr Choi who took me. He said he would take me to the nearest temple which was some distance away. I think it must be at least 3 km.

We went up a dirt road and then turned right going through a few small villages. It was interesting to see the families gather together having dinner at this early hour . We then came into a forest area and suddenly saw the temple. It is small but unique In its historical value. Walking round it near the river bank, we saw a large statue of a Buddha under a green Naga as an umbrella for Him.
Across the river bank, we saw the landmark of the large number of steps so this meant that we had actually traversed a considerable area facing the museum going thru up to the steps.
This temple may not be famous, may not be large but it has an unusual serenity to it. Definitely dont miss. Its far too long to walk so take the tuk tuk.
Written 29 April 2017
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Patrice D
Seoul, South Korea139 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
Cross the river (already an experience ) turn right up to the hill and go through the small village to enjoy this nice site. Wonderful painting inside the temple. Take time on site and go even further in the mountain to see other temples
Written 3 February 2017
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Travlintone
Chippenham, UK824 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
Before the dissolution of the monarchy the monastery had important ties with the royal family of Luang Prabang and the new king-designate spend three days there in ceremonial bathing and meditative retreat before returning across the Mekong for his formal coronation.
The monastery was later abandoned and fell into disrepair, before being restored in the 1990 mid-1990s using traditional materials and techniques.
Written 6 November 2016
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dgjohansson
Ronneby, Sweden1,619 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Couples
This temple has a view over Luang Prabang. The view is nice but most of the town is hidden by the trees. Besides that, the place has an younger-than-it-looks temple badly in need of restoration. It has some different frescoes/wall painting that is from other places in town. Otherwise this is a very peaceful place nice for a short stop.
Written 25 January 2016
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hannostamm
Siem Reap, Cambodia836 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Solo
This is a very well preserved Wat with beautiful paintings on the walls. On the other side of the river, which means no noisy Chinese or back-packers.
Written 11 December 2015
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McChickenNugget
Perth, Australia204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Family
We visited Wat Long Khoun during our visit to Chomphet. The entrance fee, which is pretty standard across Laos, is 10 000 kip which is between $1 and $2 Aussie Dollars at the going exchange rate. The Wat is so very peaceful and relaxing and is a well kept and a lovely place to visit. Just be wary not to leave anything on bikes unattended as the little kids try and pickpocket a bit, anything from lollies to mobiles.
Written 19 January 2015
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