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Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)

That Luang Road, Vientiane 01000, Laos
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A 24-carat, 45-meter high Buddhist shrine.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good47%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“golden stupa” (63 reviews)
“main stupa” (8 reviews)
That Luang Road, Vientiane 01000, Laos
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Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Our visit here was amazing, there was so much to see and such a lovely atmosphere too. The entire place is utterly beautiful and we spent, what felt like, an eternity just marvelling at all the place had to offer. Not a lot of 'doing'...More

Thank Shannon B
Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

It might be easy for you to recognize That Luang in Laos. It appears in school name boards, in stores... symbol of Laotians. The temple is a nice place to go to, locate at the end of Lane Xang avenue in Vientiane, you should ride...More

Thank Nguyen K
Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

After reading reviews we decided to see this temple and were disappointed by the fact that we could not enter the temple or any of the surrounding buildings. We paid the 5000 kip entrance fee (which is an extremely low price) to walk around the...More

1  Thank SARAH O
Reviewed April 16, 2016

Pha That Luang is the crown jewel of Vientiane...its what you see in every picture of the city, and rightly so. Gold center stupa commands the temple, which you can walk around for impressive photos. Grand Buddha inside as in many temples. Go early to...More

Thank Larry M
Reviewed April 14, 2016

Unlike Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon and Wat Arun in Bangkok, this stupa was surprisingly calm and quiet. There weren't many tourists during my visit. The surrounding of the stupa was lovely too, with a few temples and palaces. Definitely worth a visit for avid photographers.

Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed April 13, 2016

This stupa is the largest in Vientiane, but nothing like the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon. Much, much smaller and a lot less interesting. I also think it is painted gold and not covered in gold leaf. Not a lot is going on there, and you...More

Thank JLC-1972
Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

I've lived in Asia for a quite some time and usually not too shocked with another temple, but really thought the stupa was quite unique to Laos and definitely worth the visit. Additionally the artwork inside the grandiose temple is really beautiful. The gardens are...More

Thank NateWilliam
Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

The symbol of Laos. Try to go early before the main group of tourists go. Very good collection of old Buddas . Great got pictures

Thank PepePitMD
Reviewed April 6, 2016

The place looks impressive on the photos, but really there's only a golden stupa to see, and a rather empty gallery on the sides. It's not possible to go up the stupa, so had it not been for a shooting of Miss Laos 2016 taking...More

Thank Thomas L
Reviewed April 5, 2016

There is not a lot to see or do in Vientiane, Laos, so this is one of the sites to visit. I have visited almost every country in Asia, so for me there was no WOW ! But if this is your first time to...More

1  Thank anuraj M
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Response from Lucy N | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I can't remember but there are lots around the complex
December 8, 2016|
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Response from UV1951 | Reviewed this property |
you can review my pictures and see the Scaffolding around.
October 29, 2016|
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Response from T S | Reviewed this property |
They are trying to complete the renovation by 12-14 November which is the date of the That Luang festival.