Haw Phra Kaew, Vientiane

Currently Open [Closes at 12:00 pm]
  • Address: Vientiane Laos having Prefecture, Laos, Vientiane, Laos
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 8189 LAK
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Museum, Family And Kids
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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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Things to Know Before Visiting Haw Phra Kaew

  • 95% of people who visit Vientiane include Haw Phra Kaew in their plan

  • 76.86% of people start their Haw Phra Kaew visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Haw Phra Kaew

Monday, Thursday and Friday

92.28% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Haw Phra Kaew

People normally club together Patuxai and Wat Mixai while planning their visit to Haw Phra Kaew.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Haw Phra Kaew, Vientiane Reviews

  • Rich in cultural significance, it's another of the 'must see' temples. Originally housing the Emerald Buddha [which is now located in Thailand], a replica is in it's place, surrounded by various historical ornaments. For a donation you're welcome to flowers to provide as an offering to Buddha.

  • The temple was named as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha but, nowadays, the sacred buddha image is located in Thailand. The temple structure were built with wood. Decorated with unique handicraft objects, there are many priceless stuff kept inside. No photo taking No snoking Dress properly in the area Taking of shoes before going inside No touching objects

  • It's a famous Lao culture place

  • The place that has a very beautiful original Laos achitecture building stand alone and fulfill with a lot of antique Bhudda. If you would like to get inside, it has to pay 10,000kip entrance fee. No photos inside.

  • 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.

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