Wat Chom Phet temple, Luang PrabangWat Chom Phet temple, Luang Prabang

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    Really cool and singular spot Vincent! And almost only on the Explo Guide!
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Away from Luang Prabang hurds of tourists, Wat Chom Phet is a lonely abandoned temple, just located on the West bank of the Mekong. Nice sight on Luang Prabang, and nice place to have a nap on the temple front terrace...

My experience, Explo description: 

This temple was built by the Thai army in 1888.

Now it is abandoned. No one will bother you there. Maybe because there are 100 steep steps to go before reaching it !

Have a look at the sitting Buddha inside.

Have look at a small thâat that contains Chao Thong Di bones (wife of King Sakkarin), who died in 1929.

My personal recommendations: 

The shady terrace is really nice if you want to have a nice view on Luang Prabang.

Once you are there, do not miss to go down on the same bank and to visit the close Wat Long Khun and Sakkarin caves. They are really worth being seen !

How getting there: 

Ask for a boat to bring you there and pick you up back to Luang Prabang : $2 per person. That’s quite expensive for such a short cruise !

A tip to eat: 

There is a little local restaurant down the stairs, with a terrace overlooking the river.

A tip to sleep: 

In Luang Prabang...

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

8.00am to 5.00pm

Visit duration: 

10mn.

Entry fees: 

$1.