Wat Xiengmane


The most beautiful and colourful temple in Chompet District and one of historical significance to the region, Wat Xieng Man was originally built in the 16th century, modeled on the famous Wat Xieng Thong temple. It features a traditional thatched roof with ornate fixtures. The floors of this temple are covered in very charming black, grey and white French floor tiles, which date back to the 19th century. You will notice a very small temple with a lock next to the main building. It was built by the H.E Vice Prime Minister of Laos in 2012 in order to protect some of the temple’s precious Buddha statues from being plundered. There are over 200 statues hidden in this little Buddha house – including one dating back to the 13th century.

  • Open daily 08:00am – 17:00pm
  • Entrance free
  • Cover yourself from shoulders to knees, take off hats and shoes.
  • Respect the monks and novices. Women are not allowed to touch them.
  • Do not show affection publicly.
  • Refuse any antiques or you will be fined.

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