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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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  • Beautiful temple which has been restored. The work is ended. Nice Park, very nice place, quiet and relaxing despite the heat.
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  • Of course not to enter the pagoda shoe! but it's worth it! We're surprised to find banknotes in offering! but this is the development of morals!
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  • We rent cars from Vientiane. He was accompanied by several temples, including the temple with glass. Admission to inexpensive money paid Thailand Buddha images of Vientiane. There's an ancient inside
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  • This is a great example of a restored temple. Really photogenic on the outside and a display of Buddhas inside. The problem is the lack of labels that make it difficult to know and appreciate what you are looking at. Entry is 5,000 kip for foreigners. Photography is not allowed inside.
  • This was a fun little find for us. Be sure to find the carved tree stumps that are under a tent near the back of the complex. Complex is currently under some restoration however.
  • Better than Wat Si Saket (across the road) although this is a rebuilt temple. Nice garden settings.
  • Neat to see the comparison between the old and the restored.
  • Nice temple with a pretty garden.