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Wat Ho Phakeo, Vientiane

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See religious art of Laos at Wat Ho Phakeo, as well as manuscripts on dried leaf. Although rebuilt, the temple resembles the original one and boasts a 19th century-Bangkok architectural style. In the garden, witness 2,000-year-old stone, which people used in burial ceremonies. The entrance highlights Naga, a mythological snake. A long row of stone Buddha statues, some of which date back to period between 6th and 9th centuries, line the terraces. Two wooden carved doors lead to the congregation hall. Continue to gilded throne, where Emerald Buddha used to be. Put Wat Ho Phakeo on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Vientiane vacation generator.
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  • Very silent and calm due to the Buddhist place. Good view inside and really nice outside with the garden view. 
  • Classical example of Buddhist architecture. Such an immense amount of both in Laos and in Thailand with Cambodia. The only difference is the presence of the black Buddha statue inside. They say he plays the most cherished desires. Try it and you come to him with a request.
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  • You can't really visit Laos without learning something about Buddha and this is certainly a very good place to admire the many sculptures. It's a formal Royal temple now a museum with some very fine e...  more »