Ban Xieng Maen Village

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The village of Ban Xieng Maen in Chomphet district is not an independent attraction, but it has several little-visited ancient temples, a cave, and a hiking trail called Xieng Men Cultural Village. This is a village route along the Mekong River of about 2 kilometers, which leads past Village houses, cafes and shops, to the temples:

Each of these temples from the point of view of architecture is nothing special, but they have their own history, and this is one of the oldest temples of Luang Prabang.

To do this route is quite easy. The village of Ban Xieng Maen is on the other side of the Mekong River directly opposite Luang Prabang, and there is a car ferry and a simple boat ferry that costs 5,000 Kip each way constantly during the day. When you get off on the other side, you can follow the route by signs or navigator, it is difficult to get lost. You can go back the same way, or in order not to go back, you can take a boat near the temple of Wat Chomphet, but you will have to pay for it entirely from 15 to 50 thousand Kip depending on your ability to bargain.

Ban Xieng Maen Village

🕐 Working hours: in the daytime, the temples are open from 08 to 17 hours.

💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: the passage along the route is free, for visiting temples and caves you need to pay 10,000 Kip.

🚶 How to get there: the village of Ban Xieng Maen is located on the opposite side of the Mekong River (Ban Xieng Maen village on map). To get here, you need to take a car ferry or passenger motor boat, which depart from the marinas opposite the Royal Palace for 5000 Kip approximately every 10-15 minutes by occupancy. The route starts almost from the pier on the other side, there are signs.

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Panorama of the village

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