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Ho Pra Keo, Vientiane
(3.6/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This is a beautiful temple and the beauty is mostly outside. They've repainted this place outside so everything is bright and looks new even though it's not. Can't take pictures inside which drives me...  more »
  • The first Vat that I visited in Vientiane, it has produced a very strong impression... Beautiful, peaceful, beautiful architecture...: a little gem of spirituality.
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  • Good it months charming as its neighbour Sisaket. But it costs the same (5000 k) and it is enjoyable.
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