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Ho Pra Keo

Rue Setthathirath, Vientiane, Laos
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Ranked #3 of 32 attractions in Vientiane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
87 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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58 helpful votes 58 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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85 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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Bangkok, Thailand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A lovely place to see the different Buddhas and marvel at the intricate design of the temple. There are also slabs of concrete containing some scriptures and they are lined up near the entrance of the temple.

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Prague
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172 reviews 172 reviews
31 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I was awestruck at the beauty of this temple. It houses some of the most beautiful Buddha images that I have ever seen in any country in Asia. Although I have been to this temple a few times over the past years when visiting Vientiane I had forgotten how striking the building and Buddha statues are. My favourite "tourist attraction"... More

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Vientiane, Laos
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A very graceful temple set in peaceful gardens with none of the usual red & gold garishness of most of the Wats. The outside is ornately carved with many buddha statues. Inside is packed with artifacts of historic interest but it is a pity that they are not labelled in English & that no photographs are allowed.

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Singapore, Singapore
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67 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Good to go if you have extra time.The architecture was awesome with many preserved items to look around.

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malaysia
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14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Grand-looking temple. Beautiful gardens, carvings, Buddha images. Look out for the old carved doors at the back of temple. Important temple for the locals and the Thais as it is the original place of the Emerald Buddha (now kept in Bangkok), according to my guide.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My favourite of the Vientiane temples, grand design and very photogenic, just across the road from Wat Si Saket.

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Hong Kong, China
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108 reviews 108 reviews
24 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Vientiane doesn't have a large amount of important sights or temples so when you go, this is one of the big ones. It lays in a pretty garden and inside there is kind of a mini museum. The visit doesn't have to take long, but when you are in Vientiane make sure you don't miss it.

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