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Address: Sotika Kuman Road, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos

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Wat Choum Khong also known as the Monastery of the Core of the Gong, is located next to Wat Xieng Mouane. The sims of the two monasteries share a similar pattern of pillars and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 March 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is probably of of the nicest temple in Luang prabang. Of course not as majestic as Wat Xieng Thong but quite traditionnal.

Thank Thibault J
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Wat Choum Khong also known as the Monastery of the Core of the Gong, is located next to Wat Xieng Mouane. The sims of the two monasteries share a similar pattern of pillars and facades. There are two Chinese entrance guardians (door gods) at the entrance of one of the buildings. The grounds are attractive with beautiful bouganvillas and flowers... More 

Thank nellielim
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

On a quiet street, this Wat has a lovely garden area (with seating) behind the temple and a small "hidden" garden walkway with statues beside the temple (not seen from the street). Finally away from the tourist crowd, we could experience the beautiful spiritual nature of LP. Also - don't miss its neighbor, Wat Xieng Mouane which features colorful paintings... More 

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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

This is another one of those temples in Luang Prabang that is often overlooked. I was the only person there and found the place serene and contemplative with it's landscaped gardens and statues.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

If you are a nature loving person who loves peaceful and tranquil places then you should definitely visit Wat Choumkhong. The gardens are lovely where you can sit in peace and relaxation. The garden is filled with statues of Buddha. It’s a great place to relax in peaceful environment away from all the traffic noise and pollution. The place is... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013

so many wats. If your into temple hoppin (which i am until the temples all start to look the same) then come for a look - i mean, why not, your in laung prabang, may as well see everything there is to see . But if your pushed for time, and want to see the best this place has to... More 

Thank Jasmine E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

Luang Prabang is rich with ancient and beautiful temples. Among all the temples, we really enjoyed the Wat ChoumKhong. This temple is the perfect place to experience a state of zen-like peace and tranquil. It has a nice but simple garden with golden statues of Buddha. Out from the busy tourist street, the temple gives a way to spend some... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

I had the good accident of staying across the street from Wat Choumkhang at the Sala Prabang hotel ( which I highly recommend.) The gardens are lovely, with flowering trees, and several good and unusual statues. Monks and teenage novice monks live together here, and academic classes are taught daily. Through ot the day the pulse of temple life flashes... More 

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Haacht, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

Luang Prabang has many old and beaufiful temples. You can't visit them all, but I really liked Wat ChoumKhong. The temple is a bit hidden between the touriststreet and the Mekong, next to bigger Wat Xieng Muang. It is a charming temple, but what it makes it different from the others is the lovely garden with golden Buddha statues.

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