Wat  Piawat - Wat Si Phum, Muang KhounWat Piawat - Wat Si Phum, Muang Khoun

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    Famous spot in the region. But quite singular.
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      1 pic only Vincent!
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A large sitting Buddha sitting in the ruins of a destroyed temple...

My experience, Explo description: 

Muang Khoun was once the royal capital of the Phuan kingdom. Thus, though this small city was heavily bombed during the second Indochina War, there are still a few old ruins to visit.

The temple was built in 1582 and it still welcomes many devoted people. Unfortunately, it was destroyed by bombings, and it just remains now a time used Buddha statue...

My personal recommendations: 

Do not miss also to visit the old French hospital and the Stupa.

How getting there: 

Phomsavan, the new Xieng Khouang capital, is about 10h by bus from Vientiane. Muang Khoun is about 32km (S - sealed road) of Phonsavanh.

If you have a car, or a motorbike, visiting the site is easy. Else, ask for a day guided tour in a travel agency in Phomsavan : they can organize a trip to Muang Khoun, to the Plain of Jars and to other interesting places to visit in the area. Such a tour cost total (guide+ gas+ mini van) $80.

The Wat is located in the city centre (right side of the road arriving from Phonsavanh).

A tip to eat: 

Eat in a local little restaurant.

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

All day long

Visit duration: 

10mn.

Entry fees: 

Free !