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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.
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  • Average18%
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That Luang Road, Vientiane 01000, Laos
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Reviewed October 21, 2015

about 5km away from city centre. it is better to rent a bicycle and you can can visit many other attractions around the city area.

Thank platinumSingapore
Reviewed October 20, 2015

An easy walk just past the Patuxai is the Grand Sacred Stupa. The gold-covered large Buddhist Stupa sticks out as there is not much surrounding this monument. During my visit to the Stupa it was not particularly busy so it great for taking photos and...More

Thank WCOB
Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

It is an interesting temple. Specially if you get there when they are doing their prayers. What I loved was that there were not 1000s of tourists there! ;) it was a peaceful afternoon spend well. The cost was 5000 kip to enter the stupa...More

Thank Oliver H
Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Aside from shooting the breeze in Vientiane, this Wat is the one thing you must do. Truth to tell, it's really only one thing to see here, but what a beautiful thing to see. The giant stupa is monumental and also that thingy on the...More

Thank macedonboy
Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

It's probably one of those things that you have to see in Vientiane but there is not much that interesting if you've seen other stupas and statues of Buddha. It's a short walk around the site.

Thank Martin F
Reviewed October 15, 2015

Went to see the stupa around noon but it was closed till 1pm. A stupendous and beautiful monument well kept.

Thank lalith007pune
Reviewed October 14, 2015

Quiet stroll down to the stupa across a large courtyard. Although the exterior of the building has seen better days ( our guide says it is to be repainted soon) it is huge with some lovely stone carved dragon heads at the staircases. Well worth...More

Thank Brian R
Reviewed October 12, 2015

As the landmark of Vientiane, it's a must visit place, but nothing much there. It was peaceful and quiet, nice to take a picture.

1  Thank MinibearX
Reviewed October 10, 2015

I guess that is a must see if you visiting Vientiane....very nice sometimes can be bit crowded there but definitely worth a visit...all area including laying golden Buddha...do not miss!

Thank Che_Guevara_Mares
Reviewed October 9, 2015

This is an attraction I found enjoyable but also as a sight to se on the way to see something else, or one part of a day tour. Don't be disheartened at first glance have a stroll around as there is more than one part...More

Thank Tony W
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How many buddha statues are there in this temple?
March 18, 2017|
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Response from Lucy N | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I can't remember but there are lots around the complex
Does Pha That Luang in Vientiane open in public holidays?
December 8, 2016|
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Response from UV1951 | Reviewed this property |
you can review my pictures and see the Scaffolding around.
Hi, When will the renovation of Pha That Luang be completed?
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.