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Ho Pra Keo, Vientiane

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.7/5 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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  • The name means the altar of the Emerald Buddha! I was really intrigued by the history of this temple, and how it used to house the Emerald Buddha, which is now situated in Bangkok, Thailand! The templ...  read more »
  • Recently restored the painting. So the colors are not the same as in the picture in a Buddha statue of the old forbidden take photos around the side, the construction of new buildings.
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  • Very nice temple and good for photographer. Just easy walk form Sisaket temple to here and good architecture. This place much to visit in Vientiane and location around easy for motobike parking 
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