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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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  • PHA that Luang Religious sites of Laos Vientiane Another tourist attraction for visitors from visiting,.
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  • don't waste your time going there. It's in the works and the Buddhas seated were removed. and must pay 10000 kips per head. not recommended
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  • Laos is that tourism attraction of Coco. In gilded did is no big deal, and powerful. When construction was good 10 minutes. From the city within walking distance but not in a tuk-tuk move is recommended.
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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.