Pha That Luang, Vientiane

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Pha That Luang, Vientiane - Address, Ticket Price

Address: Vientiane, Laos

Ticket Price: 8189 LAK

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

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

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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 Information

  • 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 by Public Transport

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

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Pha That Luang, Vientiane Reviews - Write a Review

  • A very nice place. I went here with my family and grandparents it was so beautiful. I would come and visit it again one day when renovations are finished.

  • An iconic temple complex to visit as this is the national monument of Laos and stands proudly in the capital of Vientiane. I was lucky enough to visit prior to the renovation work and was able to capture some stunning pictures. It's a peaceful temple which I would recommend visiting in the cooler hours of the morning.

  • I wish I read the recent reviews. Unless if you want to make an offering to the Buddha inside, it's not worth the 10k kips as the buddha images are all covered up during the renovation work inside. The views outside the walls are just as stunning. Ask or find out first if the renovations are done. Otherwise, the surrounding structures are also worth visiting.

  • Good place to visit, big plaza and nice walk.

  • Very nice chill area to visit, between the temples and the golden stupa. It' indeed the most important national monument in Laos and the nation symbol. Be aware that the stupa has been under renovation for quite some years, so not much it's visible inside.

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