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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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93 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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86 reviews 86 reviews
51 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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30 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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295 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
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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63 helpful votes 63 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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99 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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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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32 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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