Wat Chomphet

Wat Chomphet is located across the river from Luang Prabang. Built in 1888 and perched above Ban Xiengmen. The view from Wat Chomphet offers stunning panoramic views of the peninsula and surrounding hills. From the river, it is a prominent local landmark visible from several kilometers away.

The interior ceiling is decorated with gold-leaf stenciling depicting mice, bees, peacocks, birds, rabbits and other animals. Standing at the top of the stairs are two stupas said to house the ashes of a kings’ wives.

Cruising Time

Across from Luang Prabang: 5m.

Dock

Wat Chomphet Stairs

Wat Chomphet Activities

Panoramic views of Luang Prabang – 10 minute walk up to temple depending on your pace.

Exploration and sightseeing of Wat Chomphet.

Entrance fee: 10,000 kip per person.

Wat Chomphet Facilities

Local temple toilets.

Nearby Attractions

Wat Longkhoun

Wat Tham Sack Kalin

Ban Sang Khong