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Ho Pra Keo

Setthathirath Rd, Vientiane, Laos
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Ranked #5 of 30 attractions in Vientiane
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Hanoi, Vietnam
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Spraying water to every single statues is such an amazing feeling to me. I feel peace here. I bought lucky bracelets for me and my family, friends. During festival (Pi Mai Lao), people sold food everywhere

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This temple is a history of Lao nation from last Lao can save everything until now Look amazing place of buddish I think this temple is 200 years more

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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121 reviews 121 reviews
55 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 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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Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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99 reviews 99 reviews
64 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

One of my two all-time best temples in all SE Asia! The temple is different from other typical temples in the region in that it is not all brightly painted and garish with gold, bling and mirrors. The architecture, statues and carving details are what inspires and are sublime. You cannot pull your eyes away from it. Inside is a... More

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München, Deutschland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The fact that the Emerald Buddha, which is now in Bangkok's Grand Palace, was initially located here, gives this site a great historic value. It is nice to see the building from the outside. However inside there is absolutely no photography allowed and there are absolutely no English signs. It is all in Lao only and rather confusing for a... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The two most interesting attractions in Vientiane´s downtown are Sisaket and Hor Phrakeo. It used to host the emerald Buddha, which is now in Bangkok.

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Los Angeles, California
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225 reviews 225 reviews
45 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Lovely statues and grounds. So much to see. A must do in Vientienne. Inside there are many places to donate cash.

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Mackay, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is the one temple that is a must see in Vietiane. It used to be where the Emerald Buddha (now in Bangkok) was originally held before the Siamese took it back to Thailand which was it's home before Laos. The temple itself is in great conduction after it's rebuild and has a very old feeling about it. This is... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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51 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The temple and the area around are full of old buddhist antiquities. If you like to see it, its worth to visit.

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Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

Not as grand as the Wat Sisaket which is adjacent to this temple, but it is a remarkable structure. It is not as well restored as some of the other temples, but is does a testament to the resiliency of the Lao people. In spite of the invasions and noticeable burn marks on the structure, it still stands. It is... More

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