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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

It is not as glittery as some of the other Wats but it is no less impressive and contains many old atifacts. Entry is 5000 kip and you must dress modestly. Women need to cover their legs with a sarong if they are wearing shorts.

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Vientiane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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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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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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53 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
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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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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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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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