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Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) Tours and Activities

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The UNESCO World Heritage list identifies no fewer than 34 Luang Prabang temples. If you have to pick just one, opt for 16th-century Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong), the largest and best-known Buddhist monastery in all of Laos. Highlights include a tree of life mosaic, a royal funeral chariot, and the stunning ordination hall (sim).

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Half day Private Luang Prabang city tour

Half day Private Luang Prabang city tour

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Explore the culture and history of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this private half day tour. Luang Prabang, the former royal capital, is situated on the Mekong River and surrounded by beautiful green mountains. The town itself is picturesque and offers a wonderful mix of ancient temples and French-Indochinese architecture. This tour’s destinations include the main highlights of Luang Prabang center-town such as Buddhist temples, Royal Palace museum, local market. It is simply the must do Luang Prabang tour for any first time visitors to the country. ※Choosing option 5:30 start, you have a fantastic opportunity to witness the captivating centuries old daily tradition of the alms giving ceremony and visit local morning market.
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  • 4 hours
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$57.44
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$57.44
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Full-Day Luang Prabang Highlights Tour Including Kuangsi Waterfall

Full-Day Luang Prabang Highlights Tour Including Kuangsi Waterfall

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Visit the top attractions in Luang Prabang on this highlights tour that showcases the best of this incredible city. See iconic temples, traditional architecture, European colonial influence and more as you make your way through streets and landscapes with your local guide. This memorable tour also includes a stop at Kuangsi Waterfall, which is known for its stunning beauty.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.62
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$84.62

Private Luang Prabang City Tour & Joint in Kuang Si Waterfalls Tour

Private Luang Prabang City Tour & Joint in Kuang Si Waterfalls Tour

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A full day tour in Luang Prabang. In the morning we visit major highlights of Luang Prabang Heritage area with an experienced local guides. After lunch break in Ock Pop Tok Living Craft Center, we join in a superb afternoon excursion to Kuang Si waterfalls. The national museums and temples are not well curated. It should be better to go through with a guide. Otherwise, you will just be looking at object without really knowing their importance or origin. All our guides have experienced over 10 years in Luang Prabang tourism industry. Feel free to ask as many as possible. City tour start at 8:30 (or 5:30 if you choose to participate in the Alms giving ceremony), Lunch break at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Center (12:00-2:00), Kuang Si Falls (2:30-5:00), Return to the city at 5:30-6:00 Entrance fees for temples and national museum are NOT included.
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  • 12 hours
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$69.75
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$69.75
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Private Tour: Half-Day City Tour of Luang Prabang

Private Tour: Half-Day City Tour of Luang Prabang

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Marvel over the sacred temples and UNESCO-listed wonders of Luang Prabang on this private half-day tour of Laos’ spiritual center. Discover Laos’ royal history at the Royal Palace Museum; visit Wat Sene, Luang Prabang’s oldest temple; and admire the striking architecture of Wat Xiengthong. Then, learn more about the city’s religious heritage as you peek into Wat Visoun and pose for photos by the shrine of Wat Aham.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.17
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$84.17
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Private Tour Full Day Luang Prabang Heritage City Highlights

Private Tour Full Day Luang Prabang Heritage City Highlights

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Visit the main highlights of Luang Prabang heritage area with an experienced local guide. Ask your guide as many as possible. National museum and temples are unfortunately not curated well. Recommended gone through with a guide. Otherwise, you will just be looking at object without really knowing their importance or origin. This tour’s destinations include the main highlights of Luang Prabang center-town such as Buddist temples (Wat Mai, Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Wisunarat, Wat Pa Phon Phao), Royal Palace museum, local market, ethnological center etc.. It is simply the must do Luang Prabang tour for any first time visitors to the country.
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  • 12 hours
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$70.26
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$70.26
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Luang Prabang – 4000 Islands

Luang Prabang – 4000 Islands

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Start in Luang Prabang and end in Pakse! We will arrive in the core of Laotian culture - Luang Prabang - where sparkles with its flickering verifiable and strict destinations just as broad regular magnificence. As an UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is an appealing goal that you can't miss on your Laos visit. Next destination, 4000 Islands is a beguiling little jewel of a spot settled at the foot of Laos on the Cambodian border, and as the name recommends, comprises of bunches of small islands dissipated in the huge Mekong Delta.
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  • 6 days
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$1,150.00
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$1,150.00

An Unforgettable Journey through Luang Prabang

An Unforgettable Journey through Luang Prabang

Get a comprehensive look at Luang Prabang on a full-day sightseeing tour. A guide and driver take you to multiple temples to marvel at the charms of this central Laotian town, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. You'll learn about the ancient capital and see the sunset from Mt. Phousi, aka Sacred Mountain. Lunch and hotel transport are included.
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  • 9 hours
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$102.60
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$102.60
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Vientiane_ Luang Prabang 4 Days 3 Nights

Vientiane_ Luang Prabang 4 Days 3 Nights

To explore the enrich culture and history of Laos, there is no better way than visiting it's 2 most interesting and biggest cities. Let put yourself immerse in the distinctive beauty in romantic view on the bank of Mekong River in Vientiane and stunning landscapes in sunset in Luang Prabang. All will make your trip unforgettable.
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  • 4 days
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$625.65
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$625.65
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Panoma Indochina 14days/13nights

Panoma Indochina 14days/13nights

Visit some of the most popular sites in Vietnam Luxury junk cruise on the legendary Halong Bay Discovery the poetic city Hue & The ancient town Hoi An Exploring the royal city of Luang Prabang in laos is also known as the “ city of the Golden Buddha ” Discover the splendid Angkor Temples
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  • 14 days
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$2,139.24
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$2,139.24
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Luang Prabang Sightseeing & Vegetarian Food Tour by Vintage Tuk Tuk

Luang Prabang Sightseeing & Vegetarian Food Tour by Vintage Tuk Tuk

As its name, you will have chances to discover many beautiful destinations in Luang Prabang. The guides will take you to these sites below: - Enjoy the stunning view from local cafe. - Learn the history of Mekong River while going around. - Visit the Nam Khan old bridge to discover the other sight of Luang Prabang. - Visit Wat Xieng Thong Temple to learn Laos history. The Laos vegetarian food to enjoy: - Vegan buffet. - Local coconut cakes. - Namvan soup.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.06
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$82.06
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6-Day Private Laos Tour to Vientiane, Pak Ou Cave, Luang Prabang

6-Day Private Laos Tour to Vientiane, Pak Ou Cave, Luang Prabang

Visit the best cities in Laos that you should not miss - the capital city Vientiane and the charming town Luang Prabang. It combines both the culture of the most splendid and classical Buddhist temples as well as the relaxing and enjoyable natural beauty experience of the Mekong River and Kuang Si Waterfall. The visits to local villages such as Ban Xang Khong and Black Hmong Ethnic Village also provide you an opportunity to get close to the traditional crafts and lifestyle.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,127.00
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$1,127.00
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Luang Prabang Vegetarian Food Tour by Vintage Tuk Tuk

Luang Prabang Vegetarian Food Tour by Vintage Tuk Tuk

On Luang Prabang Vegetarian Food Tour by Scooters we will take you to five different restaurants to try the following vegan/vegetarian dishes: - Laos Local Vegan Salad: one of the most popular vegetarian foods in Luang Prabang is this local salad made with fresh papaya and mango. - Mango Sticky Rice With Coconut: this sweet dish is a favorite in both Laos and its neighbor Thailand. It is made out of sticky rice, coconut milk, and freshly sliced mango. - Vegetarian Noodles of Laos: these noodles are a vegetarian take on a popular local vegan noodle soup. Instead of pork, the noodle soup is made with vegetarian broth and an assortment of local vegetables. - Local Coconut cakes: these cakes are one of our favorite vegetarian foods in Luang Prabang at I Love Asia Tour. They are a tasty treat that are amazingly delicious. - Laos Sweet Dessert: this sweet dessert soup is the perfect way to finish a long day of eating on the Tour! It is made with many different types of sweet beans.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.80
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$71.80
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3-day Highlights of Luang Prabang, Laos

3-day Highlights of Luang Prabang, Laos

Discover  Luang Prabang in on an 3-day tour of all the highlights, that strikes an ideal balance of cultural landmarks and natural wonders. HIGHLIGHTS:  • Experiencing the peaceful ambiance of Luang Prabang and visiting its cultural heritage sites • Visiting the sacred Pak Ou Caves and a traditional Lao textile village by boat • Watching a procession of saffron-robbed monks collecting alms at sunrise • Feeling the mist of one of Asia's most spectacular natural attractions, Kuang Si Waterfalls
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  • 3 days
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$397.95
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$397.95
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Private tour Luang prabang to Vang vieng

Private tour Luang prabang to Vang vieng

Top Private tour Luang prabang to Vang vieng, and explore Luang prabang Wat xieng thong, Kuang si waterfall, Bluelagoon Vang vieng, Ban Naxay view point.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$350.00
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$350.00
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Small Group: Luang Prabang's Must-See Sights Including Mount Phousi

Small Group: Luang Prabang's Must-See Sights Including Mount Phousi

• Enjoy a day exploring a city rich in culture and tradition • Visit temples and sites that have been around for centuries • Learn about the different ethnic groups that live in and around Luang Prabang • Climb a mountain to see breathtaking views of the city below • Learn about how the locals produce their handicrafts with a visit to the Luang Prabang Night Market
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.80
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$121.80
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Half Day- Photogenic Luang Prabang

Half Day- Photogenic Luang Prabang

Walk in a UNESCO World Heritage site Discover Luang Prabang with an expert local guide and a professional photographer Gain unique insight in to Luang Prabang’s beauty   Capture the magic light in Luang Prabang and gain a deeper insight into the visual marvels here, exploring the city with a specialist photographer. Learn how the buildings of Luang Prabang have evolved over time, influenced by various historical and cultural factors. Visit gilded Buddhist temples and wander down residential lanes to see scenes of daily life. Learn about Laos’ fascinating ancient history and its diverse mix of ethnic groups and traditions.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
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$200.00
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Pedalling Leisurely through Luang Prabang

Pedalling Leisurely through Luang Prabang

A bespoke example that explorations of a Luang Prabang kind are seen in a different light when hopping onto a bike and be guided along the most venerable sights and landmarks of Laos’ contribution to UNESCO Heritage. Time to bike and be amazed! • A wonderful Luang Prabang exploration on two wheels • Explore the town’s most famous temples • Learn about the country’s history at a museum • Cycle around on well-maintained bikes • Return transfer from and to your hotel are included
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.85
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$53.85
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Luang Prabang Extension - 5 Days 4 Nights

Luang Prabang Extension - 5 Days 4 Nights

Spend five days exploring the beautiful temples and peaceful streets of Luang Prabang with this five-day, four-night package experience. Not only will you have plenty of time to take in the local wats and Royal Palace of this UNESCO World Heritage city, but you'll also get plenty of time to venture out for daytrips, with excursions to the Pak Ou Caves and the stunning terraced Khoungsi Waterfalls.
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  • 5 days
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$801.29
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$801.29
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Luang Prabang City Tour By Vintage Tuk Tuk With Local Guides

Luang Prabang City Tour By Vintage Tuk Tuk With Local Guides

Help empower Lao women and enjoy the security of a female driver too as you experience Luang Prabang like a local—on the back of a scooter. Zip around the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; explore 16th-century Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong); follow in the footsteps of kings at the Royal Palace Museum; and see artisans in action at Ock Pop Tok Crafts Center. Includes lunch.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.18
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$87.18
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Luang Prabang 3 Day 2 Night Tour

Luang Prabang 3 Day 2 Night Tour

If  you are about to visit Lao PDR, Luang Prabang is a not-to-be-missed place. Enjoy a 3 day tour of Luang Prabang with us, you will explore the timeless, tranquil beauty in this ancient former capital
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  • 3 days
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$453.85
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$453.85
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Vientiane – Luang Prabang – 4000 islands

Vientiane – Luang Prabang – 4000 islands

Distinctive journey into Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, to uncover the different charms of the Legendary Indochina. Explore the ancient town of Luang Prabang - the best preserved city in South East Asia, the world heritage site Angkor. Discover the water world of Mekong Delta that moves to the rhythms of the mighty Mekong, where boats, houses and markets float upon the innumerable rivers, canals and streams that criss-cross the landscape like arteries.Learn why Vietnamese can claim their independent over American troops by one of the most fascinating example: Cu Chi tunnels with its’ an immense network of connecting underground tunnels. Strolling along the narrow street at Hoi An ancient town - an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Explore Hue culture through our unique Foodie tour A leisure cruise in Ha Long Bay – one of the world’s new seven wonders where its’ 1,600 islands and islets.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,444.00
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$1,444.00
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Full Day- Luang Prabang City Tour

Full Day- Luang Prabang City Tour

Walk amid UNESCO World Heritage sites Discover Luang Prabang with an expert local guide Learn about Laos’ ethnic diversity at TAEC museum   From architectural wonders to local lifestyles, this guided Luang Prabang full day tour is ideal for culturally curious travellers. Visit gilded Buddhist temples and wander down residential lanes to see scenes of daily life. Learn about Laos’ fascinating ancient history and its diverse mix of ethnic groups and traditions.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.47
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$98.47
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The Essence of Luang Prabang

The Essence of Luang Prabang

Immerse yourself in the sensory delights of Luang Prabang during this 4-hour city tour exploring the city’s unique architecture, museums and monuments. Wander the temple grounds of the peaceful Vat Xieng Thong and the ornate Vat Mai before climbing to the top of Mount Phousi to take in the city views. A stop at the National Museum helps add context to this UNESCO-listed town.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.40
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$65.40
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Private Luang Prabang Tour by Tuk Tuk and Dyeing Experience

Private Luang Prabang Tour by Tuk Tuk and Dyeing Experience

Discover the charm of Luang Prabang by riding our unique, authentic tuk-tuk! Get a hands-on experience and learn more about the natural and traditional process of dyeing Lao silk. Participate to the development of sustainable tourism in Laos by supporting a social enterprise.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.00
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$140.00
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) costs USD 53.85. Guided Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) tours start around USD 53.85 per person. See all 26 Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) tickets and tours on Viator.
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