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.