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. Find out how to plan Vientiane trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • September 10, 2017
    We liked this place for these decorations and these Buddhas throughout the temple there are things I'd ever seen: table and colored glass mosaic is a former temple very nice to visit with a beautiful garden
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  • August 21, 2017
    I was lucky when visited Wat Ho Phakeo due to many lao couples did some photoshot. I asked permission for taking pictures of them. the wat has many Buddha statues and great architecture. It is highly ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    It is the site to spray of the family king, but now transformed to the museum, many tourists cam for pray, and learning  more »

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Pretty little Vientiane offers a good range of accommodations, with most either mid-range or upmarket hotels by national standards. Close to the riverfront sit the grandest of the bunch, with newly built high-rise hotels and boutiques set in old French colonial buildings. Move away from the water a little to find some standard, unassuming hotels, mixed in with a few more boutiques and high-rises overlooking the prettier plazas and along the main boulevards. For budget options, look at the guesthouses and hostels on the side streets around Rue Setthathilath, but make sure to reserve your room early to avoid disappointment.
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