Pha That Luang

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  • Address: Vientiane, Laos
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  • Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 8189 LAK
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Sculpture
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The Great Sacred Stupa or the Pha That Luang is the holiest Buddhist stupa in Vientiane. Originally built as a Hindu temple in the 3rd century. Missionaries from the court of Emperor Ashoka brought a bone from Lord Buddha’s body to lie here and from then this temple assumed importance for the Buddhist monks. King Setthathirat built the gold stupa visible today in the year 1566. Today, this temple is a national symbol in Laos. The temple is surrounded by gardens, monuments, statues etc. These can be accessed free of cost. The inner courtyard of the temple is surrounded by a cloister full of paintings and sculptures dedicated to Buddha. Every November, monks gather here to celebrate the festivities of Boun Thatluang.

Pha That Luang Travel Tips

  • Modest dressing is recommended when visiting the temple.
  • Be sure to plan your visit carefully if you are going in November. The Boun That Luang festival dates change every year.

How to Reach Pha That Luang

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

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  • Pha That Luang Address: Vientiane, Laos
  • Pha That Luang Timing: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Pha That Luang Price: 8189 LAK
  • Best time to visit Pha That Luang(preferred time): 08:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Time required to visit Pha That Luang: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 15.79% of people who visit Vientiane include Pha That Luang in their plan

  • 76.67% of people start their Pha That Luang visit around 08 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Pha That Luang

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pha That Luang

People normally club together Wattay International Airport and Vientiane Orchidees while planning their visit to Pha That Luang.

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