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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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  • We completely enjoyed seeing this beautiful temple of gold and red. We enjoyed a quiet walk through the grounds and visited with some very nice monks-in-training who were also visiting. We have been t...  more »
  • With various English spellings Wat Ho Phakeo (ຫໍພະແກ້ວ) is also known as Hor Pha Keo and Ho Prakeo. Perhaps this temple (wat) near Wat Si Saket and the Presidential Palace has various spellings becaus...  more »
  • I recommend everybody that is visiting the Laotian capital to stop by the Wat Ho Phakeo. Here you can learn a bit more about Buddhism in the country and the history of it.  more »