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.

Helpful Information

Across from Luang Prabang: 5m

Wat Chomphet stairs

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.

Local style toilets.

Everyday: Dawn till dusk.