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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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  • เป็นเหมือนพิพิธภัณฑ์ เพราะด้านในมีการเก็บรักษาวัตถุโบราณ รวมถึงพระพุทธรูปต่าง ๆ ภายในนั้นห้ามถ่ายภาพ โดยวิธีการใด ๆ ทั้งสิ้น This like museum because inside of the temple there're many Buddha's image ...  more »
  • Not much to say about this wat. It is located right across the street from wat sisaket. The outside is pretty cool, not much else to see though. 
  • After having seen so many golden Buddhas it made a nice change to see an emerald one instead, but others may feel different as it's not so glittery as some of the others.