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Wat Chomphet Temple

If you would like to contemplate the panorama of Luang Prabang city, Wat Chomphet would be a perfect choice during your visit to the temples of Luang Prabang.

Located on the other side of the Mekong River, and in the north of Ban Xieng Mene, it was built in 1888 on a quite flat hilltop; this temple offers a magnificent panoramic view of the Mekong River and Luang Prabang.

There are approximately 100 steep steps leading to Wat Chomphet. This temple is really charming and is surrounded by many trees. Although this temple is a bit small and run down, it is being extensively renovated. It has a two - tier roof without tile, and the exterior details are very simple, with the wall painted in white. Inside, the ceiling has been decorated with many golden stenciled images.

This temple opens daily between 8am and 5pm. The entrance fee is 10000 LAK (approximately US $ 1), with entrance fees helping towards the renovation.  It should be noted that walking along the trail is free but if you want to see the temple, you have to pay an entrance fee. It is a lovely walk between Wat Chomphet and the other temples and we are sure it will please you very much.

Finally, as it is a sacred place, men and women should dress politely.

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