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Ho Pra Keo

Rue Setthathirath, Vientiane, Laos
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Ranked #5 of 32 Attractions in Vientiane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Vientiane
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Wat Ho Pra Keo is very different from the other wats that you will see in Vientiane. It has a more ancient feel than many of the other temples and has very unique and old artifacts displayed inside. This is one of the few temples where modest dress is enforced, so be prepared to change or borrow a sarong/scarf.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It's opposite Wat si saket near Taladchao and near riverside. Only 5 minutes walks from Taladchao. The entrance fee 5,000 Kip. Women who wear short need to change to Lao skirt be for go in. The Old building was nice. Inside the temple was repainted by Foreigner not Lao! I went there last July with my family. I like the... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This temple is quite different to the other sparkling ones you'll see and has a earthy feel. An opportunity to see something different and learn about the stolen-but now returned- Buddha.

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London, United Kingdom
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229 reviews 229 reviews
100 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Across the road from Wat Sri Saket, this temple is worth the visit. Some interesting artefacts inside but the main attraction is the temple building itself. The gardens are lovely and the carvings on the doors are immense!

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Manila, Philippines
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Nothing much to see other than the usual elements of a Buddhist temple. Worth appreciating the architecture and the Buddhist traditions.

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Ibiza, Spain
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89 reviews 89 reviews
53 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

the locations is beautiful in the middle of this relaxing garden. I loved the outside more, with the beautiful Buddhas images, carvings, paintings and amazing ceilings. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
30 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The temple is very beautiful and a master piece of long history. The atmosphere inside the temple is very peaceful. It's one of the places you can't miss in Vientaine

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The temple is a unique structure which is nicely kept. You don't have to spend much time in the grounds. It's worth a visit.

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Bunbury, Australia
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This temple originally housed the Emerald Buddha before it was stolen and taken to Thailand. Now it is a museum containing items of local heritage and artefacts Visit with a guide so you can truly understand the meaning of all the artefacts and that will make it a much better visit It is set in lovely gardens and is visited... More

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Winters, ca
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99 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Be sure to cover up or you will be obliged to wear a skirt from the basket. The snakes/serpents and landscaping are worth the visit. Some incredibly beautiful Buddha statues around the outside, as well as ornate doors greet you. Inside is a clutter of images and artifacts. Don't let yourself be jaded and not see this place.

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