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Ho Pra Keo

Rue Setthathirath, Vientiane, Laos
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Ranked #4 of 32 Attractions in Vientiane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Manila, Philippines
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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324 reviews 324 reviews
291 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
83 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
99 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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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180 reviews 180 reviews
32 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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Vientiane, Laos
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A very graceful temple set in peaceful gardens with none of the usual red & gold garishness of most of the Wats. The outside is ornately carved with many buddha statues. Inside is packed with artifacts of historic interest but it is a pity that they are not labelled in English & that no photographs are allowed.

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Singapore, Singapore
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90 reviews 90 reviews
67 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Good to go if you have extra time.The architecture was awesome with many preserved items to look around.

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malaysia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Grand-looking temple. Beautiful gardens, carvings, Buddha images. Look out for the old carved doors at the back of temple. Important temple for the locals and the Thais as it is the original place of the Emerald Buddha (now kept in Bangkok), according to my guide.

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