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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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  • If you head out on temple tours this place is intricate with stunning detail and architecture. Only downside was the people outside with small birds in boxes that you could pay to release. Either way ...  more »
  • พระธาตุคู่บ้าน คู่เมือง ของเวียงจันทน์ เล่ากันว่า สร้างขึ้น คู่กับพระธาตุพนม จังหวัดนครพนม ของไทย A landmark of Vientiane the predecessor told that this was built as a couple of Phra Thad Phanom in Na...  more »
  • This tourist attraction is a must see while in Vientiane, Laos because its a famous landmark and iconic symbol for both Laos Buddhism and Laotian people. You need to pay a small price as entrance fee ...  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.