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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  • Built to house the famous Emerald Buddha, this temple has not seen him since he went to Thailand. Beautiful sculptures of Buddha in various poses: marching, calling the rain, standing, lying...
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  • If you just want to enjoy the buildings you dont have to pay. It’s a small fee, though, to see the museum inside. Nothing special, though, but it’s a nice building.  more »
  • Very imposing and beautiful building in lovely grounds. Certainly worth a look. Enjoyed watching a wedding party take pre wedding photos here.  more »

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