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Reviewed 1 week ago

Almost like national museum , must see architecture of this place and listen story about Jade Buddha from Lao people before moving to Bangkok last 200 + yrs./ must visit

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Chanond S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At first I thought there wouldn't be much to see here, but once inside I was delighted I'd come. There are some really old wooden and stone Buddha image statues inside this museum, unlike anything I saw anywhere else, and certainly very different to the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank HarveyCapeTown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a place that used to be a temple now converted into museum, but still more or less behaving like a temple...It is not large, but one of the few beautifully colored temple as it was restored recently. There is a relatively cute garden area and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vamsally
Reviewed March 12, 2019

If you wish to see the real art of Laos, go see Wat Ho Phra Keo of Vientiane! Don't forget to spare at least half a day for this. Every part of this temple reflects beautiful art and design of this country. The huge garden...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KunnakJay
Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

This is worth a visit though disappointing that there is no information about the beautiful antiquities on display for visitors who don’t read Lao ( not sure there is much even if you do ) .

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 476diannes
Reviewed February 24, 2019

Located on the other side of the street, opposite to Wat Sisaket. The temple is linked very much to Lao history, being the original home of Emerald Buddha which was kidnapped by Thai troops in 19th century.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank krzys1970
Reviewed January 1, 2019

This place is a great place to visit, and will allow you to see some of the relics associated with the Emerald Buddha. 10,000kip for foreigners is payable in cash to enter. Once again, make sure you have long shorts or a skirt but for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank sarsdow
Reviewed December 31, 2018

Once a temple, now a museum (although still serving a temple-like function for visiting believers), this place is of great national importance. It's also exceptionally photogenic, although bear in mind that as per all temples you're only allowed to take snaps outside, not inside or...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank phutty
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

Historical beautiful ancient temple, garden. Peaceful place. There's a long history which is very interesting where you can also feel the sacred inside the chapel.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank simplyme0831
Reviewed December 13, 2018

For the temple lovers and people into the history of the region, this is where you will make your mind on the never-ending story of the jade Buddha which used to be here and then was placed in the Temple of the Grand Palace in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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