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Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)

Vientiane, Laos
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Ranked #3 of 30 attractions in Vientiane
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: A 24-carat, 45-meter high Buddhist shrine.
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Thames Ditton
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101 reviews 101 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We visited late afternoon, which was probably quite a good time to go as the crowds had all gone, and the square in front of the stupa was virtually empty, and the gold on the stupa just glistens. The surrounding temple buildings are quite interesting to look at too.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Pretty impressive both from the exterior and the interior. There’s a small market near the entrance that sell wares catered to tourists. If you are around the area, do check out the three other temples located just beside this stupa. They are free to enter and one of them house a number of nice paintings.

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Nice, France
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35 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

What an amazing stupa. The area is easily accessible and the surrounding garden area is well maintained. It is not until you actually get there that you appreciate how big it is. The stupa is painted gold and is surrounded by a high walled cloister, two sides of which contain various buddha images. Worth stopping off for.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

A very good introduction to the history and culture of Laos. This temple is easy to find, impressed with the huge empty space in the front of this temple.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Nice looking from the distance not to mention to take a picture. Not much to see inside but looks fantastic from outside. You may visit some near by temples to take a picture from the top.

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Vientiane, Laos
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I have been to That luang many times. It is a great experience to see the monument. Lao people are so proud of That luang and I am also. There is a That luang festival in November which is packed with stores and activities to do for all ages. Its a must see when in Vietiane.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The Golden Stupa is about 2 to 3 km out of the centre, so we made it our destination when we borrowed bikes from our hotel. We appreciated its importance to Lao people, though the stupa is not is perfect condition close up, and of course is only a replica of the original. It is part of an extensive complex... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The golden Stupa is amazing and beautiful temples. it more beautiful if you see it in end afternoon. has a locals people told me that this is a spirituality with locals people and have many Las people want to come see this place even just one time in them life. you also easy to try the locals street food in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Most important monument in Laos - looks great from afar especially if you cycle up to it. You enter the grounds and walk around the base of the building - impressive but visit itself took only 20 mins.

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This gigantic golden stupa can be seen from far away as its over 40 meters high. Although it is of great significance to Laotians, it seems a little sparse to most tourists. The adjoining temples are beautiful.

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