Wat Had Siaw Temple
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If you go further along the trail after visiting the temple Wat Long Khun and sakkalin cave another 800 meters, the trail will end at Wat Had Siaw temple (aka Wat Hadsiao). It is a small temple and monastery that is very rarely visited by tourists. It does not shine with architecture, beauty and cleanliness, but there are several old buildings and ubosot (storage room for the main shrine), decorated with ancient-looking frescoes. The monastery is constantly inhabited by several monks, always ready to communicate, but do not expect them to know foreign languages, you will have to communicate with gestures.
In general, it is not necessary to visit Wat Had Siaw, but if you want to see non-tourist places, you can reach it during a walk through Ban Xieng Maen village.
🕐 Working hours: during daytime.
🚶 Entrance fee / tickets price: free.
🚶 How to get there: the temple is located in the village of Ban Xieng Maen on the opposite side of the Mekong River (Wat Had Siaw temple 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. Further from the pier on the other side, you need to walk along the signs to Wat Long Khun, and after it, straight along the trail 800 meters. Along the way there will be a fork on which you need to choose the path to the right.