VAT
XIENG MOUANE

 

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
1930

 

INTERESTING STORIES

 

Oral tradition tells that this Vat was erected during King Chantharath’s reign (1851-1870). 

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