TEMPLE STYLE: LUANG PRABANG STYLE II
YEAR FOUNDED: 1853
BUILT BY: PHARAGNA SISONXY
In ancient times, its name, Vat Sieng Mouane or the “Monastery of Melodious Sounds” arose from the harmonies of its drum and gong. It was later renamed Vat Xieng Mouane or the “Monastery of the Joyous Town”.
Vat Xieng Mouane in
Oral tradition tells that this Vat was erected during King Chantharath’s reign (1851-1870).