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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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  • If you are in Vientiane, there are the That Luang, Patou Xay, Chao Fa Ngum and also Wat ho Phakeo. Temple of the 16th century, first home of the Emerald Buddha, before be shaved in the 18th century. And rebuilt in 1936, according to original plans found by the French school of the far East. Currently one Museum and composed of magnificent Buddhas in bronze and art objects.
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  • Unlike the other Watts is a beautiful garden style. Take your shoes off and enter the main hall managed nicely though. A bit of internal exhibition hall style, carved on the back door was great.
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  • Really a great temple, I recommend this tour very popular here in Laos, many visitors
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