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Wat Xieng Thong

Wat Xieng Thong is the temple highlight of Luang Prabang. It was built by King Saisetthathirat in 1560 and is located on a peninsula, in between the Mekong and Khan rivers.
Temple structures are decorated in various ways. Some with gilded stucco's and doorways. The main sim has a marvellous 'tree of life' mosaic pattern on an outer wall.
A smaller temple is decorated with mosaics, depicting mostly daily life activities.


  Gilded stucco, Wat Xieng Thong

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1. Wat Xieng Thong, main temple.
2. Tree of Life, mosaic.
3. On the roof.

4. Buddha.
5. Door panels.
6. Detail inside walls.
7. Small temple with figures in colored glass.
8-9. Details outside wall.
10. Details outside wall.
11. Gilded wat.
12. Detail outside wall.
13. Detail outside wall.

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