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Timings : 8 AM to 5 PM

Time Required : 1 hour

Entry Fee : 5000 LAK or 0.65 USD per person

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Wat Chomphet, Luang Prabang Overview

Wat Chomphet is a small Buddhist hill temple located in the city of Luang Prabang in Laos. More than the pagoda, it is known for the beautiful panoramic views of the Mekong River, and Luang Prabang surrounded by mountains. It is recommended to visit Wat Chomphet during your visit to Luang Prabang for amazing views during the sunset.

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Best time to visit

The best time to visit Wat Chomphet is early in the morning or late afternoon when the weather is pleasant.

Wat Chomphet History & Significance

One of the Thai kingdoms built Wat Chomphet in 1888, and two pagodas remain today. Due to negligence, the temple turned into ruins, and not much history can be found about this temple from the records. The stupa made of bricks is almost broken at the top. It contains bones of one of the wives of a King of Laos. Recently the department of archaeology of Laos took up the conservation of this temple by starting a restoration project, which is expected to complete soon. It takes about 120 steps to get to the top of Wat Chomphet temple.

Tips

It is expected that tourists dress appropriately while visiting a Buddhist temple. Women need to cover their shoulder at all times and wear knee-length attire. Sleeveless shirts and shorts are not also allowed for both men and women. The rules are strictly followed, and you might be denied entry by the guards if you fail to obey them. You also need to take off your shoes, hat and sunglasses before entering the temple premises.

How To Reach Wat Chomphet

Wat Chomphet is located in the old town in Luang Prabang. The best way to reach the temple is on foot, which takes around 25 minutes. You can get to Wat Chomphet by hiring a Tuk-Tuk. It costs about 3 USD for a round trip. You can also rent a motorbike for about 10 to 12 USD per day, or you can get there by bike which cost about 3 to 4 USD for rent per day.

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