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“Must see in Vientiane!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)

Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
That Luang Road, Vientiane, Laos
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Ranked #4 of 32 attractions in Vientiane
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Owner description: A 24-carat, 45-meter high Buddhist shrine.
Penang Island, Malaysia
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“Must see in Vientiane!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

If you did not take a photo with Pha That Luang,you havent visit to Vientiane.It's a landmark and It's golden yellow made it worth visiting.Just visit.

Visited November 2012
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“Golden temple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Great place to go on a morning visit if it's a sunny day.
The light reflects on the golden paint and the photos look awesome.

Visited October 2012
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“Impressive from a distance...not so much close up”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Very impressive as you approach it, though perhaps a bit of a disappointment as you get closer and it seems to shrink in size, That Luang is nonetheless worth a visit to the north-east of Vientiane (15 mins max by tuk-tuk). What's most surprising here is that, in spite of the temple being the symbol of Laos, it was still pretty uncrowded. The surface of the stupa was apparently regilded in 1995 but, once you're close it's clear that it needs a new round of restoration. Perhaps by 2015 in time for Lao's 40th birthday?

Apart from wandering aground the outside of the temple and looking at one or two of the other smaller temples on the compound there's not actually much to do here. So you'll need 45 mins on the site, or less.

Visited October 2012
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“Temple from the outside”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I recently visited this temple and after paying the entrance fee found that you couldn't actually enter the temple only the grounds not much to see better to walkj around the outside and visit pagodas for free

Visited October 2012
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“a good place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Centrally located and very accessible, this is a good place to visit both for its cultural and historical significance.

Visited September 2012
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