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. Add Ho Pra Keo to your Vientiane travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Vientiane itinerary app .
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  • Loved visit this old, restored temple and garden, the Interior is rich of old knickknacks. The most beautiful temple to visit in Vientiane according to us!
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  • This beautiful wat is now a museum and it houses splendid Buddhist art. The grounds are beautiful and the whole place exudes peace and tranquility. During the time of our visit a small group of boy mo...  more »
  • Historically been time very interesting and the collection impressed also. In addition, the Museum is cute in a landscaped garden, so worth a visit!
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