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Ho Pra Keo

Address: Rue Setthathirath, Vientiane, Laos
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Ranked #6 of 53 things to do in Vientiane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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Los Angeles, California
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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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Mooresville, Indiana
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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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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Beautiful place and not too crowded. Worth a visit. There are monks to pray with and get blessed by if you are interested.

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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I arrived at this place at about 5pm,unfortunately it was closed to visitors.It is set in a large garden with rows of flower plants.The architecture of the temple was nice with bright ornamental paintings.Since the place was closed,I could only see some wood carvings at the entrance of the temple.The compound is large and there is ample place to relax... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We could see that the temple has just been built as the finishing seems new. The garden around was lovely. Similar to other temples, this place closed at noon to 1pm. We could not go inside when we came as the door was closed. Need to dress modestly. There were a couple of female tourists wearing really short shorts and... More 

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