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“Slightly out of the historical centre” 5 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 54 things to do in Vientiane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: A 24-carat, 45-meter high Buddhist shrine.
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“Slightly out of the historical centre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Interesting site and worth at least an hour especially if you can get a reasonably priced tuk tuk. Probably paid too much at 50,000 Kip.

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“great site!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

a little out of center but much worth for a visit, not so touristic, more like a pelgrimsite for locals

Visited October 2013
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“Good for a short visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We were a little underwhelmed with this Stupa having just come from Thailand and Luang Prabang. It was lovely for an afternoon stroll around but perhaps not as amazing as we'd expected given it's depicted on so many postcards etc..

Visited October 2013
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“Nice for a short visit, but nothing exceptional”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The stupa was nice for a visit, but does not hold up well compared to what can be seen in Luang Prabang or other places in the region including Thailand. Next door there is an open air meeting room with some new, but decent paintings of Lord Buddha's life. More interesting if you know the story of his life. Suggest reading up on the basics before visiting. We were not able to go inside the main Stupa so do not know if that opens up at certain times. Otherwise, it is just something to look at from outside. Worth visiting if you have time, but not worth making a special visit to Vientiane to see.

Visited October 2013
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“Center of faith”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Amazing place beautiful and feel faith
U ll go there if u visit here
First place of your trip when u came here

Visited November 2012
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