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Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), Vientiane
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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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  • It was under renovation when we visited but even so, you can't deny its beauty. The place is huge and everything around it is very impressive. It will be more beautiful once the renovation's done for ...  more »
  • We were lucky enough to get the stupa Festival. At dusk on the way to the stupa many year market stand and promotional stands were possible for everything (toothpaste, mobile phone, etc.). Before the next gefasssten grounds, a chain of Securuty who check bags and people feel. Not far military with MP. Welcome to the global fear of terrorism. Shortly before the stupa again check bag check and dress code. We ladies had to lend us a traditional wrap-around skirt, long pants are not permitted. The crowd reminded me almost of the Oktoberfest. But all good orgnisiert. Then walk around with flowers around the stupa clockwise mode. It was not yet dark, the stupa ashes golden are your deep blue sky, the Moon standing next to the top of the stupa. A poignant moment.
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  • We visited this place yesterday and it was packed because of a celebration. Very strict policy for women on attire. I think it's so that you have to pay the cost of renting a coverup, most places offe...  more »
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  • The grate place to stop . The golden stupa with the long history. Loas beleive the breadtbone of bhudda were here. Suthu
  • Stupa is currently undergoing repairs so is completely covered in scaffolding. The other buildings around it are nice and so is the gardens. Good place to cool off out of the sun.
  • Infra Red photography at Pha That Luang. Camera D70s with 18-70mm lens, f11, 1s exp, ISO 200, all photos taken in Raw mode on a tripod with IR timer. Filters 720nm & 830nm processing in Gimp 2.8 & Silver Efex Pro 2. Not the best day to take infrared photos, cloudy day!!
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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.