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Ho Pra Keo, Vientiane

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Admire centuries of ancient Buddhist statues at Ho Pra Keo, 16th-century temple that served as a private chapel for the Lao royal family. Originally built to house an Emerald Buddha figurine, the temple has undergone reconstruction several times--and the figurine is no longer there. Today, it functions as a museum, displaying many stone Buddha figures from the 6th to 9th century, as well as bronze Buddhas from later periods. Inspect the ornate carved wooden door from the original temple, as well as the gilded throne for the Emerald Buddha. Afterwards, relax in the temple garden in a quiet, peaceful atmosphere. With our world travel planner, Vientiane attractions like Ho Pra Keo can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • You have to pay for this renamed to museum old prayer house. It is very small, full of old objects and Buddha's, nice but not more. The carvings of the doors behind plexiglas is beautiful. Is set in landscaped and maintained garden. Can you skip.
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  • Yet another temple! Quite imposing from the outside with lots of gold, yet modern tiled steps leading up. We visited on a Peregrine tour so fee was included. Don't know whether it's worth the small en...  more »
  • Moon is the capital of Laos, Wat serial dynasty God brother Chai has fortunately, built 1959. 2108, to use the Emerald Buddha statue was brought from Chiang Mai Lanna Kingdom when to return throne of LAN Xang, after his father is Lord phothisan died in battle with the country's war on Siam in Siam army 2322, Vientiane has been hitting the crack. The army of Siam Emerald. The sacred Buddha images of Vientiane visit with both the herd back to the lawok nationals Bangkok, dynasty, many.
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