Wat Long Khun, Xieng Maen, Luang PrabangWat Long Khun, Xieng Maen, Luang Prabang

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    Quite singular Wat. Only renown localy.
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A very well restored Wat on Luang Prabang Mekong opposite bank. Many houses with nice decorations. The Wat is in use, but not really crowded.

My experience, Explo description: 

This Wat was built in the 18th century. You can still see some sections of that period.

Traditionally, it was customary for Luang Prabang King to spend 3 days in retreat in this Wat just before ascending the throne.

The Wat was freshly restored in 1995 with the assistance of the Ecole Française d’Extrême Orient.

Do not miss to look at the 1937 portico.

My personal recommendations: 

When you are in Wat Long Khun, do not hesitate to walk 200m more (NE) to Sakkarin cave. It is really worth it ! But the entrance ticket at the Wat (else the cave is closed). A monk will guide you there.

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 with a terrace overlooking the river, down the stairs of the Wat Chom Phet, on the same bank about 200m (SW) from Wat Long Khun.

A tip to sleep: 

In Luang Prabang...

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

From 8.00am to 5.00pm

Visit duration: 

20mn.

Entry fees: 

$1.