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Address: Rue Setthathirath, Vientiane, Laos

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Nice visit but

The Temple site has been looked after quite well and good condition, also it is just over the road from Sisaket temple ( 6000 statues [small ones])

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This temple is very old but is currently undergoing renovation. It is also a museum however, most museums are closed from 12-1 in Laos and we decided given the renovation to give it a miss this time but it definitely looks worth visiting once the renovation is completed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This old temple is exceptional, very old, the one which survived the thai war. we were lucky to witness a ceremony of dedication od a new monq with all monks, family and rhe head of the temple. it was interesting and fascinating anthropologically, especially within the very special temple. we were also lucky to find there bride and groom with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It is in a renovating process, hence, they don't collect entrance fee but you can enter the area. Only the temple is fenced from visiting.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The Temple site has been looked after quite well and good condition, also it is just over the road from Sisaket temple ( 6000 statues [small ones])

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This was the highlight of our visit in Vientiane. May we suggest that you quickly view the dusty relics inside, then slowly enjoy the extraordinary bronze Buddhas on the outside of this majestic temple. The architecture, the carved doors and the lovely gardens will leave you in awe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Entrance is 5,000 which is a bargain. The grounds are lovely. Be modestly dressed or they'll give you a sarong to cover up. The exterior of the building is gorgeous! The interior is not so much. Lots of dusty cases with Buddha statues without much signage to tell you why they're displayed. Could be better. We brought a snack with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Just the opposite of Sisaket, Ho Pra Keo is impressive from the outside, but when you get inside it really didn't do much for me. Seemed like a jumble of old dusty Buddha statues with really not a whole lot of explanation why they are significant. Do walk around the entire exterior. Lovely gardens. Clean and free bathrooms, but do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This monument is another historical landmark in Vientiane. It's a very well preserved sanctuary with a beautiful park around it. The wood carvings and statues on the temple are enjoyable to observe.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This a must see temple and one of the oldest in the city. The museum inside is good though the highlight for me were the delicately carved Buddhas surrounding the temple.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This review is quite late. Ho Pra Keo Temple is an old temple which used to shelter the Emerald Buddha. It has unique architectural features with a serpent staircase. It has now been converted into a museum. There is a beautiful garden with colorful flowers surrounding the old temple building, hence, giving visitors a refreshing feel and good photo opportunity.

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