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Timings : 8 AM to 5 PM

Time Required : 1 hour

Entry Fee : Free entry

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Wat Siphoutthabath, Luang Prabang Overview

Wat Siphoutthabath is an impressive Buddhist temple located in the heart of the old town of Luang Prabang city in Laos. The name translates to the footprints of Buddha in the local language. The temple is known for beautiful murals on the outer walls of the ordination hall(sim) and the interior walls containing paintings depicting Buddha's teachings and the path to his enlightenment. There is a school for the monks, which is the centre for learning Buddhism in Luang Prabang.

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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 Siphoutthabath

Wat Siphoutthabath is located in the old town of Luang Prabang close to the entrance to Mount Phousi along the Mekong river. The best way to reach is by walking, which would take about 20 minutes. You can get there 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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