Wat Chomkao Manilat
Wat Chomkao Manilat
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joeonn
Puchong, Malaysia153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Visitors need to walk a flight of stairs uphill to reach this lovely temple. The front facade of this temple overlooks the mighty Mekong River and also Thailand on the other side of the river border. A good place to visit in the tranquil town of Huay Xai.
Written 28 March 2020
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Monk Way V
Phongsaly, Laos6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
Hello everyone, my name is Monk Syphaeng but you can call me Monk Way I live at Chomekhoua temple we have English classes in the evening at 7:30-8:30. If you want to help young Monks to learn English please sign up to the temple. You can ask any monk they will tell you where. It's been great time to be here to share your experience to young Monks as a volunteer to spend your time here.
Written 15 February 2016
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Robyn F
Cairns, Queensland, Australia93 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
There isn't a lot to do in Huay Xai so walking up the steps to the temple is a must. The view is beautiful and the monks are lovely. Some of them want to practise their English so its a nice place to chill out of a while
Written 7 October 2018
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BOT1112
Sydney, Australia790 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Family
There are many temples in Laos and Thailand.
This one I have fond memories of my childhood vacation when visiting my grand parents.
My family settle in Houay Xai in the late 1800's and this temple was where my grand parents spend there 3 months monsoon for the Monastic Retreat.
Not lot have changed since 1975. Try to get inside the great hall, the old epics paintings higher up feature the contrast of the olden day artist versus a later day artist. :-))
Written 10 July 2014
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Jolyon67
Melbourne, Australia5 679 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Solo
The only tourist attraction in Huay Xai and a first look at a Lao style temple for many. It sits high above the town at the top of a long flight of stairs guarded by two Naga serpents. Come here at both sunrise and sunset. At sunset you will hear the monks chanting in the main central building.
The main temple has a low slung roof and has ornate decoration on all sides - unfortunately the public isn't allowed inside. A tall bell tower makes excellent vantage point to watch the sunrise over the Thai side of the river.
If you come here around 6am you will be able to witness rows of monks coming out to collect alms. I waited around and one monk gave me a whole bunch of bananas he couldn't eat.
Written 22 April 2014
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PgP
Bergamo, Italia551 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Nice temple just in the center of the town. Nice view of Mekong river at sunset. Beside the stupa there is a room where tourist can chat with monks who want to practice their English.
Written 9 January 2020
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ashferns23
Shanghai, China184 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
quiet place with good view of the Mekong river and Thailand on the other side. beautiful paintings on the walls of the temple. visit here early in the morning at dawn to see the monks food donation ceremony along the main street
Written 19 October 2018
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Chun Yin
Singapore, Singapore348 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Visited the wat before going for the Gibbon Experience. The long flight of stairs was a nice warm up for the Gibbon Experience. The wat was fairly simple and nothing mesmerizing as those in the larger cities. But the view was great at the top. You can see majority of the town from here. Recommended to visit because this is like the only thing to do in this town.
Written 19 October 2017
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Max N
361 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Solo
Beware of their dogs. It is hard to go all those stairs up but it worths it, at the sunset it was looking even better.
Written 20 September 2017
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Henry A
42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
This temple in itself is quite kitschy, but it has a pair of pretty stairs leading up to it, and its high-lighing location makes that you have a nice view over the Mekong from around the temple. Worth a quick visit when you're in Huay Xai anyways.
Written 12 August 2017
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