VAT
HO XIENG

 

TEMPLE STYLE: LUANG PRABANG STYLE III
YEAR FOUNDED: 1705
BUILT BY: KHOUANE SENE MUXA

Vat Ho Xieng’s monastery was destroyed by a storm in April 1900. Re-built in 1923, the vat is in the simple style featuring a single hall and porch. Side verandas were added in 1952, giving it the characteristic of viharn with a surrounding veranda.

Historical photo of Vat Ho Xieng

 

INTERESTING STORIES

 

Vat Ho Xieng features a gilded wooden Buddha in the combat attitude, (abowl hold against the breast), a rarity in Laotian iconography.

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