Haw Phra Kaew, Vientiane

Haw Phra Kaew, Vientiane - Address, Ticket Price

Address: Vientiane Laos having Prefecture, Laos, Vientiane, Laos

Ticket Price: 8189 LAK

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

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About Haw Phra Kaew, Vientiane

The Ho Pra Keo was built in 1565 as the royal family’s personal chapel. For a brief while in the 18th century, it housed the precious Emerald Buddha that is now housed in the Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok. The temple has been converted into a museum that exhibits the gilded throne of Laos, wooden carvings, palm-leaf manuscripts, bronze frog drums, Khmer Buddhist stone tablets etc. that form a part of the ancient treasures of Laos. The adjacent gardens are also used for the exhibition. Amongst the items on display here, there is a 2000-year-old stone jar from the Xieng Khouang Plateau. This location was previously the site of the royal palace of Laos.

Haw Phra Kaew Information

  • Some of the guidebooks refer to this museum as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

How To reach Haw Phra Kaew by Public Transport

  • You can hire a taxi/car/jumbo/bicycle to get here.

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  • A nice ex wat. The gardens are serene and make a a refreshing respite from the heat. Different room other wat complexes as this focused on one main structure rather than many.

  • Nicely restored, beautiful Temple with intricate artifacts inside. You not allowed to photograph inside but the trip and entrance fee is worth it anyway.

  • This is a great example of a restored temple. Really photogenic on the outside and a display of Buddhas inside. The problem is the lack of labels that make it difficult to know and appreciate what you are looking at. Entry is 5,000 kip for foreigners. Photography is not allowed inside.

  • A nice and historic place.Has a entry fee for foreigners as 5,000 LAK.

  • This was a fun little find for us. Be sure to find the carved tree stumps that are under a tent near the back of the complex. Complex is currently under some restoration however.

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