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Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), Vientiane

Categories: Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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An impressive but slender 45 m (148 ft) gilded structure surrounded by high walls, Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) imposes itself with its beauty as a symbol of Lao-style Buddhism. A national symbol, which made it on the country’s official seal, the complex is believed to enshrine a breast bone of Buddha brought by a Hindu missionary sent by King Ashoka as early as the third century CE. This most revered national monument features a huge statue of a gilt reclining Buddha, and a statue of King Setthathirath, the founder of the present-day stupa built in 1566, erected in front of the main entrance. The complex lies some 4 km (2.5 mi) north of Vientinane. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) by using our Vientiane trip itinerary planner.
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  • מקדש גדול ומרשים, למרות שיש רבים כמהו ואף יפים יותר שלרובם ניתן להיכנס בחינם, במקדש זה ניתן לראות פסלים של בודהה בתנוחות שונות כולל בודהה שוכב ענק וכן סטופה גדולה מוזהבת. נחמד למי שעוד לא שבע ממקדשים. 
  • I think that makes a visit 2 times, but again in Vientiane most prominent buildings. Luxury enough look and feel. Currently being repaired, so want to look after the repair.
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  • PHA that Luang. Golden sand Recommend to a range near the noon or afternoon, because of the strong sunlight makes the color of glow more visible, but this measure closes 1 hour lunch break kinda.
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  • It is worth a stop. Sadly, it's been repainted in a gaudy gold paint which makes it look cheap, very unfortunate. The other structures next to it are more attractive.
  • Not exactly the shining gold stupa that you see in many photos, it's actually quite dirty. The experience was a bit disappointing for us.
  • wonderful but not as impressive as I'd expected. good on monday afternoon as it's quiet. entrance to the stupa is till 4pm but lots of interesting things to see after that, eg big reclining golden buddha statue
  • Great stupa but maybe they should clean it one day! Its allmost black instead of gold!
  • The most beautiful and iconic of Lao PDR you have to visit once in your life time
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