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Ho Pra Keo

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Address: Rue Setthathirath, Vientiane, Laos
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Former Home to the Emerald Buddha

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... read more

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

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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Danang, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

love the old and unique architecture of it. the Buddha's statues presented in and outside are also magnificent! opening time is only until 4pm, entrance fee is 5,000LAK.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

There are a few things to see here besides the obvious temple building and things inside. Before going in the building, be sure to see 1) Jar from the Plain of Jars, 2) statue of two children - there used to be a French man in front of them but that statue was moved to the French embassy - representing... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

This is not the original temple. Apparently, the former was burnt down and this is a new one rebuilt. It has intricate carvings on the building, which makes it stand out from the rest and there are some interesting statues surrounding the walls and inside the building. Photography is not allowed inside.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The original temple from the 16th century has been destroyed twice. The actual building has been rebuilt by the French in the 30's of the last century. It's very close to city center and since the entrance is cheap (US$ 0.65/person) it's okay to visit it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This building is now a religious museum with a large collection of Khmer and Lao works of art. The outside of the building is ornately carved. If the sun is in the direction for a photo of the front it just as good at the back.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Ho prakeo is houses some old religious statues/artefacts /shrines. worth a look and its nice to enjoy a walk in the lovely gardens it is set in

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